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Primate Conservation

Many primate species are highly endangered and face extinction during our lifetimes if action is not taken immediately.

Primate Factsheets
Our Primate Factsheets each cover one or more species and provide extensive information about current conservation statuses and threats with links to Red List profiles and more.
The Primates: Conservation of Endangered Species slideset
This online tutorial explores how primates use their habitat, and how threats to the habitat have caused most primate species to become threatened or endangered. Two conservation projects which successfully incorporate education, benefits for the local population, and habitat preservation, are examined in detail.
Primates in Peril: The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2012-2014
Compiled by the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, this biennial publication lists 25 primate species considered most endangered and most in need of conservation efforts.
See also IUCN Red List for information about current conservation statuses for individual species.


By species
Links to news and other information about the use of bushmeat -- food obtained by killing wild animals for subsistence or commercial purposes.
Links to news and other information about deforestation -- the removal of trees for agriculture, logging or urban development, without sufficient replanting.
Links to news and other information about ecotourism -- tourism or travel in "natural areas" often focused on the conservation of species or habitat.
General Primate Conservation Topics
Links to everything else related to primate conservation.
In the News
Links to news articles about primate conservation.