Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra
Location: Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Also known as the Celebes Crested Macaque, the Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra are Critically Endangered and face high risk of extinction; populations have declined by over 80% in under 40 years due to ubiquitous threats of habitat loss and fragmentation, but also from the bushmeat trade. Monkey is considered a delicacy with the majority of hunting for ceremonial food rather than subsistence. Wildlife consumption is a popular tradition which has grown in parallel to human population expansion and is thus identified as the primary threat to the species’ survival.
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Lee, R., Riley, E., Sangermano, F., Cannon, C. & Shekelle, M. 2020. Macaca nigra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T12556A17950422. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T12556A17950422.en. Downloaded on 28 January 2021.
Deforestation on Indonesian island of Sulawesi destroys habitat of endemic primates
Sulawesi is part of a biodiversity hotspot – a region with at least 1,500 endemic plants, specifically those with developed tissues. Less than 30% of the original primary vegetation cover remains. Intensified illegal logging and expansions of palm oil plantations and farms have destroyed rain forests on Indonesia’s fourth-largest island, Sulawesi, threatening the biodiversity of…
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