Bornean Banded Langur Presbytis chrysomelas

Bornean Banded Langur Presbytis chrysomelas

Bornean Banded Langur Presbytis chrysomelas

Critically Endangered

Brunei; Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak)

The Bornean Banded Langur is found in swamp and lowland forests, as well as mangrove. The average size of groups is around 3-7 individuals (J. Hon pers. Comm).

This species of Langur is listed as Critically Endangered as it is only known from five sites, where populations have been reduced by approximately 80% over the past 30 years (three generations) and the trend is suspected to continue into the future due to habitat loss from expanding oil palm cultivation.

IUCN Red List

Bornean Banded Langurs are critically #endangered in #Brunei #Indonesia #Malaysia because they have lost 80% of their rainforest home in the past 30 years. Enough is enough! Let’s #Boycott4Wildlife the brands responsible for destroying their home.

In addition, the area of occupancy has been reduced dramatically. This species was once considered common. They are now considered one of the rarest primates in the world. They live in less than 5% of their historic range. Additional conservation measures are urgent as this species could go extinct if current trends continue.

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Further Information


Nijman, V., Cheyne, S., Traeholt, C. & Setiawan, A. 2020. Presbytis chrysomelas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T39803A17955321. Downloaded on 24 January 2021.

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