Sunday, March 29, 2009

Chimpanzees on the brink of extinction in the wild

An article published this week in the Birmingham Examiner and based on research conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology indicates that the latest census show a 90% decrease in the wild chimpanzee population in Ivory Coast.
The reasons are deforestation, the growth in human population, poaching and civil war.
The surviving population is mainly located in protected areas, such as the Tai National Park, which will lose external financial support in 2010.

Read the article in the Birmingham Examiner.
For more info, visit the site of the Planck Institute.
Visit this link for information on Ivory Coast and Tai National Park.

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