Focusing On The Conservation of Ecosystems, Habitats & Wildlife

Rare Black Lion Tamarin Monkey Born In Captivity

On March 22, 2011 one of the world’s most endangered primates was been born by Caesarean section at the headquarters of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

“This birth is great news; monitoring and successfully delivering the baby has been a very tricky event to manage,” says Mark Brayshaw, head of Durrell’s animal collection.

Photo Found On BBC Nature News: Black Lion Tamarin Monkey

 

With fewer than 1,000 black lion tamarins remaining in the wild, these monkeys are critically endangered.

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Orangutans Are Highly Endangered and Have Less Than 10 Years Left In The Wild Before They Are Extinct!

Deforestation Creates "Fragments" in Monkey Habitats




Research is now suggesting that monkey populations are much more sensitive to the destructive damage to their habitats than previously thought.


It also found that “the health of monkey population is closely related to the type of habitat found between forest fragments, rather than the distance that separates them.”


An Udzungwa red colobus monkey. (Credit: Andrew Marshall / University of York)


The research was conducted by Dr. Andrew Marshall, from the Environment Department at the University of York and Director of Conservation at Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of York, the University of Copenhagen, the Tremto Musuem of Natural History (Italy) and the Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre (Tanzania).


The lastest research is published in the American Journal of Primatology.

Jungle Jenny believes it is more important now to focus on protecting larger forest areas that are now under threat.  “How happy and healthy would we feel if all the trees that surrounded our habitat were hacked down?”

Brink of Extinction for Half of all Primates

According to many experts from across the world, nearly half of all primate species are in danger of becoming extinct.


Conservationists said in a news statement recently about the release of the report Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2008-2010 that “mankind’s closest living relatives–the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates–are on the brink of extinction and in need of urgent conservation measures”.





Conservationist say this threat is mostly due to the destruction of tropical forests, illegal wildlife trade and commercial bush-meat hunting.