Study: Many Nonhuman Primates Could Be Headed for Extinction

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Study: Many Nonhuman Primates Could Be Headed for Extinction


Bisaro, Anna, New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)


NEW HAVEN » Approximately 60 percent of the world's 504 different primate species are in danger of extinction, a new study shows, but scientists say there are things we can do to help.

"On a daily basis here in New Haven, we can all decrease consumption," said Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, one of the authors of the study and a biological anthropologist at Yale University. "In this country, there is so much waste."

The threats of extinction for these nonhuman primate species are mainly fueled by human activity, according to the study, as expansion of industrial farming, logging, oil and gas drilling, mining and road construction threaten to destroy the forests these nonhuman primates call home.

Less consumption would mean less demand for resources found in the nonhuman primate habitats in the southern hemisphere, the study, titled "Impending extinction crisis of the world's primates: Why primates matter," notes.

"Considering the large number of species currently threatened and experiencing population declines, the world will soon be facing a major extinction event if effective action is not implemented immediately," the study, which is published in the journal Science Advances, says.

Fernandez-Duque said there is no set timeline for when these extinctions might occur, and it would be irresponsible to try to do so without enough data and evidence. He said the rate of extinctions will vary depending on any response to this work and how the animals themselves respond to the increased human activity in the area, and the rates of extinction will vary greatly depending on the environment.

"I'm not going to cry wolf," he said.

Fernandez-Duque collaborated with 30 other scientists on the study, and the authors concluded that major societal change was the solution for preserving these primate species.

"This is not only a scientific issue," said Fernandez-Duque. "This is a global problem, one that requires global collaboration."

"We must strive, more than ever before, to work across disciplines. …

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