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Steig Johnson part of large group of prominent researchers that warn of imminent mass extinction of primates


A black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata), one of the many endangered primate species in Madagascar. Photo courtesy Steig Johnson. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Congratulations to Steig Johnson (and a long list of co-authors) on their important contribution to primate conservation and the steps we can be taking to help reduce the massive threats to the order. A very sobering and significant paper.

A short video with the second author (Paul Gartber) contains a great summary of the paper. 

Read the full article here: Primates in peril: the significance of Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo for global primate conservation (2018). Estrada A, Garber PA, Mittermeier RA, Wich S, Gouveia S, Dobrovolski R, Nekaris KAI, Nijman V, Rylands AB, Maisels F, Williamson EA, Bicca-Marques J, Fuentes A, Jerusalinsky L, Johnson S, Rodrigues de Melo F, Oliveira L, Schwitzer C, Roos C, Cheyne SM, Martins Kierulff MC, Raharivololona B, Talebi M, Ratsimbazafy J, Supriatna J, Boonratana R, Wedana M, Setiawan A. (2018Primates in peril: the significance of Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo for global primate conservationPeerJ 6:e4869.