SAV Comment – when your grandchildren ask you why the primates are not around for them to see; and what did YOU actually do to prevent their decline and extinction; lets hope you have a decent answer !
Primate Extinction: ‘We could lose the lungs of the earth’
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Scientists are warning that almost two-thirds of primates, from gorillas to lemurs, are threatened with extinction and three-quarters are suffering declines in numbers.
Anna Nekaris, a professor in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University, tells Today that losing species will have serious consequences for the rainforest and human medicine. She also says zoos are not the answer.
See links and hear the full report at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38674567
Primates ‘sliding towards extinction’, say scientists
18 January 2017 Last updated at 19:00 GMT
The world’s primates face “crisis” with 60% of species now threatened with extinction, according to research.
A global study, involving more than 30 scientists, assessed the conservation status of more than 500 individual species, including apes, monkeys, lemurs and lorises.
The findings are published in the journal Science Advances.
Victoria Gill visited the lemurs at Blackpool Zoo to explain the threat.
Primates like gorillas, orangutans and lemurs are facing an ‘extinction crisis’ according to a new study.
It looked at more than 500 species of primates around the world and found that 60% of them were facing extinction.
When an animal becomes extinct, it means that there are no more left on the planet.
The study also shows that, out of all the primates in the world, three quarters of them are in decline – meaning numbers are going down.
Read more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38674408
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