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Philippine Tarsier Listed Among 25 World’s Most Endangered Species

It has been more than half of the half the world’s primates, including apes, lemurs and monkeys are now in the wide variety of extinctions. The International experts had warned and remind last Tuesday, calling the urge to action in protecting mankind’s most wonderful and closest living relatives.

The slowing population cause by large-scale habitat destruction. Including burning and clearing of tropical forests and hunting of primates for food and the illegal wildlife trade.


During in the scientists meeting in Singapore it has been said, that Species long-known to be at risk, including the Sumatran orangutan, have been joined on the most endangered list for the first time by the Philippine tarsier and the Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur from Madagascar.

It has been stated, “This research highlights the extent of the danger facing many of the world’s primates,”

“We hope it will focus people’s attention on these lesser known primate species, some of which most people will probably have never heard of.”

Here is a list from IUCN, Bristol Zoological Society, International Primatological Society and Conservation International updated every two years:

Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur — unknown

Lake Alaotra bamboo lemur — about 2,500-5,000

Red ruffed lemur — unknown

Northern sportive lemur — around 50

Perrier’s sifaka — 1,700-2,600

Rondo dwarf galago — unknown but remaining habitat is just 100 square kilometers (40 square miles)

Roloway monkey — unknown but thought to be on the very verge of extinction

Preuss’ red colobus monkey — unknown

Tana River red colobus monkey — 1,000 and declining

Grauer’s gorilla — 2,000-10,000

Philippine tarsier — unknown

Javan slow loris — unknown

Pig-tailed langur — 3,300

Cat Ba langur (golden headed langur) — 60

Delacour’s langur — 234-275

Tonkin snub-nosed monkey — less than 250

Kashmir grey langur — unknown

Western purple-faced langur — unknown

Hainan gibbon — 25

Sumatran orangutan — 6,600

Ka’apor capuchin — unknown

San Martin titi monkey — unknown

Northern brown howler monkey — less than 250 mature animals

Colombian brown spider monkey — unknown

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