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New research could reduce primate electrocutions and help conservation strategies

New research has mapped and analysed the incidence of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya to identify hotspot areas that should be prioritized to reduce...

Mapping trees can help count endangered lemurs

The vast majority of lemur species are on the edge of extinction, experts warn. But not every lemur species faces a grim future. There...

Extending palm oil production in Africa threatens primate conservation

Future expansion of the palm oil industry could have a dramatic impact on African primates, according to the findings of a new study led...

Primates in peril

Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and...

Monkeys eat fats and carbs to keep warm

University of Sydney researchers have found monkeys living in the wild in cold snowy habitats adjust their nutrient intake to match the elevated costs...

A sense of disgust in bonobos?

Even bonobos lose their appetites with enough 'ick'. These primates, known for their liberal attitudes toward sex, are also generally open-minded when it comes to...

Number of wild mountain gorillas exceeds 1,000

"This represents one of the rare success stories in conservation. The population of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes has more than doubled in...

New app could help endangered primates, slow illegal trafficking

New facial recognition software and app invented at Michigan State University can help protect endangered primates - more than 60 percent of which face...

Wildfires may cause long-term health problems for orangutans

Orangutans, already critically endangered due to habitat loss from logging and large-scale farming, may face another threat in the form of smoke from natural...

For lemurs size of forest fragments is important

Occurrence probability of three lemur species in tropical dry forest increases with fragment size but can increase or decrease with fragment isolation depending on...

World’s rarest ape on the edge of extinction

In a new research article, a team of international researchers argue that the Tapanuli Orangutan--a species discovered last year in Sumatra, Indonesia, and one...

Study finds more gorillas and chimpanzees than expected

A massive decade-long study of Western Equatorial Africa's gorillas and chimpanzees has uncovered both good news and bad about our nearest relatives. The good...

Genetic evidence of mating 2 distinct species of monkeys

A researcher from Florida Atlantic University is the first to document that two genetically distinct species of guenon monkeys inhabiting Gombe National Park in...

Bonobos share and share alike

Bonobos are willing to share meat with animals outside their own family groups. This behaviour was observed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

Plants faring worse than monkeys in increasingly patchy forests

Cattle ranching, agriculture and other human activities are breaking up Costa Rican forests into isolated patchy fragments, but causing more problems for native plant...