Primates in peril: The world's 25 most endangered primates, 2006-2008



Mittermeier RA, Ratsimbazafy J, Rylands AB, Williamson EA, Oates JF, Mbora D, Ganzhorn JU, Rodriguez-Luna E, Palacios E, Heymann EW, Kierulff MCM, Yongcheng L, Supriatna J, Roos C, Walker S & Aguiar JM (2007) Primates in peril: The world's 25 most endangered primates, 2006-2008. Primate Conservation, 22, pp. 1-40.

From first paragraph: Here we report on the fourth iteration of the biennial listing of a consensus of 25 primate species considered to be amongst the most endangered worldwide and the most in need of urgent conservation measures. The first was drawn up in 2000 by the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, together with Conservation International (Mittermeier et al. 2000). The list was subsequently reviewed and updated in 2002 during an open meeting held during the 19th Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS) in Beijing, China (Mittermeier et al. 2002). That occasion provided for debate among primatologists working in the field who had first-hand knowledge of the causes of threats to primates, both in general and in particular with the species or communities they study.

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Primate Conservation: Volume 22

Publication date31/12/2007
PublisherConservation International / IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group
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Professor Liz Williamson

Professor Liz Williamson

Honorary Professor, Psychology