Anthropologist: Primates face deepening threat of extinction

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08/09/18

According to a new study published this month by Paul Garber and colleagues in PeerJ, while wild primates occur in 90 countries, 65 percent of wild primate species live in just four countries—Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Out of these species, 60 percent are threatened with extinction, including chimpanzees, orangutans, and Western lowland gorillas.

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