Endangered monkeys and apes will almost certainly face new risks if Africa becomes a big player in the palm oil industry.

More than 100 wildlife rangers died on the job in Asia and central Africa over the last year, nearly half killed by poachers, the WWF reported today.

Remaining habitat for P. tapanuliensis is threatened by forest fragmentation, habitat degradation, and conversion that are slated to continue. These are critical factors for the survival of large primates, and particularly Sumatran orangutans, including P. tapanuliensis. Presently, individuals of this species are divided among three forest fragments in the Batang Toru region of Sumatra.

We present a range-wide assessment of sympatric western lowland gorillas Gorilla gorilla gorilla and central chimpanzees Pan troglodytes troglodytes using the largest survey data set ever assembled for these taxa: 59 sites in five countries surveyed between 2003 and 2013, totaling 61,000 person-days of fieldwork. We used spatial modeling to investigate major drivers of great ape distribution and population trends.

Order of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh dated 17/04/2018 regarding monkey attacks on humans, Chandigarh. Chandigarh Administration states that the monkey is a scheduled animal protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and the administration is finding it difficult to control the monkey menace as monkeys are straying into the city area because of the availability of food by the residents.

To control the monkey menace Forests and Wildlife Department have suggested the following measures:

Asks for report from govt on formation of panel to examine contraceptive vaccine

Several places deal with increasing primates’ menace

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) is going to kick-start its project to control wild animal population through contraceptives from Uttarakhand with a pilot on Rhe

Researchers were surprised to discover white-naped mangabeys (Cercocebus lunulatus) while reviewing camera trap footage captured in Ghana’s Atewa mountain range.

At least 15 baboons are killed every day on the Northern Corridor, dealing a major blow to Kenya’s tourism.

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