Proboscis Monkey Nasalis larvatus
Brunei, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak), Indonesia (Kalimantan)
Known for their pronounced long noses, Proboscis Monkeys are gentle and shy tree-dwelling creatures found in the riparian and riverine forests of magroves and swamps in Malaysia and Indonesia on the island of Borneo. They are now endangered and threatened on all sides by the relentless growth of palm oil, timber and mining deforestation across their range. Help them every time you shop and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife
Long-nosed and gentle #mangrove dwellers, Proboscis Monkeys are #endangered by #palmoil, #timber, #mining #deforestation in #Borneo. Help their survival every time you shop and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife. Image by KnowmiumTweet
Clearing riverbanks and mangroves has a significant impact on the Proboscis Monkey. Forest fires, especially those along the rivers, have a major impact on distribution. The 1997-1998 Bornean forest fires were thought to have destroyed the greatest proportion of remaining habitat of any primate in Kalimantan.
Boonratana, R., Cheyne, S.M., Traeholt, C., Nijman, V. & Supriatna, J. 2020. Nasalis larvatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T14352A17945165. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T14352A17945165.en. Downloaded on 25 January 2021.
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