Conservation of Slow Lorises Jesse Russell

ISBN: 9785510525908

Published: February 15th 2012

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80 pages


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Conservation of Slow Lorises  by  Jesse Russell

Conservation of Slow Lorises by Jesse Russell
February 15th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 80 pages | ISBN: 9785510525908 | 5.64 Mb

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Slow lorises are nocturnal strepsirrhine primates in the genus Nycticebus and live in the rainforests of South and Southeast Asia. They are threatened by deforestation and the wildlife trade, including theMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!

Slow lorises are nocturnal strepsirrhine primates in the genus Nycticebus and live in the rainforests of South and Southeast Asia. They are threatened by deforestation and the wildlife trade, including the exotic pet trade, traditional medicine, and use as bushmeat. Because of these and other threats, such as habitat fragmentation, selective logging, and slash and burn agriculture, the five species of slow loris are listed as either Vulnerable or Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Their conservation status was originally listed as Least Concern in 2000 because of imprecise population surveys and the frequency in which these primates were found in animal markets. Because of their rapidly declining populations and local extinctions, their status was updated and in 2007 the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) elevated them to Appendix I, which prohibits international commercial trade.

Local laws also protect slow lorises from hunting and trade, but enforcement is lacking in most areas.



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