A Sharp Decline In Chimpanzee Populations In Côte d’Ivoire

From John Hawks comes distressing news of a 90% decline in headcount of chimpanzees from Côte d'Ivoire, published in the latest issue of Current Biology. The paper, "Alarming decline of West African chimpanzees in Côte d'Ivoire," is authored by some familiar names. One that I quickly recognized is Christophe Boesche, who captured videos of chimpanzee... Continue Reading →

A Massive Population Of Gorillas In The Congo Discovered, But 48% Of Primates Are At Risk Of Extinction

I have some bittersweet news to share with you. If you're a regular reader of this site, you may know that gorilla populations have been reported as severely endangered. Most of the problems stem from deforestation and poverty. People chop down trees in Africa and ultimately ruin the ecosystems that support these great apes for... Continue Reading →

Orangutans Are Shockingly Closer To Extinction

Anthropology.net blogger German Dziebel sent me this link about the dim future of orangutans in Indonesia, Brunei, and Malaysia. Afarensis has also covered this news. The results of a new survey of orangutan populations have been published in the journal Oryx. I don't have access to the early advance view of the paper, but one... Continue Reading →

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