The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates 2006-2008, is a new report compiled by 60 experts from 21 countries, prepared by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN's Species Survival Commission and the International Primatological Society, in collaboration with Conservation International.
Russell Mittermeier, president of Conservation International, said: You could fit all the surviving members of these 25 species in a single football stadium. That’s how few of them remain on Earth today.
The report warns that failure to respond to the mounting threats now exacerbated by climate change will bring the first primate extinctions in more than a century. Overall, 114 of the world's 394 primate species are classified as threatened with extinction on the IUCN Red List.
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