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Third of primates 'under threat'

Date : 25th October 2007, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Almost a third of the world's primates are in danger of extinction because of destruction of their habitats, a report by conservation groups has warned. The report says many apes, monkeys and other primates are being driven from the forests where they live or killed to make food and medicines. The research is being presented at the International Primatological Society (IPS) on the Chinese island of Hainan. It was compiled by a team of 60 experts led by the World Conservation Union.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7063139.stm





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