New monkey species found in Amazon forest area that’s fast disappearing

New monkey species found in Amazon forest area that’s fast disappearing

From an area of southern Amazonia, where forests are rapidly being cut for gold mining, agriculture, cattle pastures, and construction of dams, researchers have described a species of marmoset that’s new to science. “The spread of deforestation is pretty visible,” said Rodrigo Costa Araújo of the National Institute of Amazonian Research, Brazil. Araújo and his […]

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Video: Volkswagen Will Stop Funding Diesel Fume Tests on Monkeys

Video: Volkswagen Will Stop Funding Diesel Fume Tests on Monkeys

Care2 readers, we have a victory to celebrate. You helped convince Volkswagen executives to stop funding cruel animal testing of their vehicles’ exhaust levels. After months of protests, petitions and angry demonstrations, Volkswagen announced in a letter to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that it will no longer support any animal testing […]

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New survey reveals… Laikipia’s patas monkey in decline (Kenya)

New survey reveals… Laikipia’s patas monkey in decline (Kenya)

By Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski, Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program (wildsolutions.nl) and Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme (lolldaiga.com) The eastern patas monkey Erythrocebus patas pyrrhonotus is a subspecies whose abundance and geographic range are in decline. Laikipia County, central Kenya, supports a small, isolated, population which forms the stronghold and eastern limit […]

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