Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra

Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra

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.

Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque Macaca nigra

The Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque is critically endangered in #Sulawesi #Indonesia from #palmoil #deforestation and #hunting. Help them each time you shop and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife to help save them

Further Information


Lee, R., Riley, E., Sangermano, F., Cannon, C. & Shekelle, M. 2020. Macaca nigra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T12556A17950422. 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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