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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?”