China Must Act Immediately to Protect its Primate Populations from Extinction -Dr Paul Garber and Dr Alejandro Estrada

Nov 4, 2020 | behavioural sciences, earth and environment, trending

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘The primate extinction crisis in China: immediate challenges and a way forward’ in Biodiversity and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-018-1614-y

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China is home to a large number of the world’s primate species, but expanding industries and land transformations have put the country’s lorises, monkeys and apes at risk of extinction. Dr Paul Garber of the University of Illinois-Urbana and Dr Alejandro Estrada of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, along with primate scientists from China, Brazil and Australia, have examined the challenges that China faces in protecting and maintaining its biodiversity. The team also offers a set of conservation solutions that could help protect China’s non-human primate populations from being lost forever.




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