Pig-tailed Snub-nosed Langurs are found in swamp forests and lowland rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia (Tenaza 1987, Quinten 2010), as well as in primary forests on the hillsides of the islands‘ interior regions (Tilson 1977); they have also been spotted in habitat mosaics of primary and secondary forest (Paciulli 2004).
This species is listed as Critically Endangered because a population decline of 80-90% over the last 36 years (three generations) is estimated due to heavy hunting pressure and extensive habitat loss (especially on southern islands but quite significant throughout species range).
The Pig-tailed Snub-nosed Langur is threatened mainly by heavy hunting and commercial logging (Whittaker 2006, Quinten et al. 2014).
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Conservation efforts for these critically endangered small primates is underway. Read more about Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) in Indonesia.
Quinten, M, Setiawan, A., Cheyne, S., Traeholt, C. & Whittaker, D. 2020. Simias concolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T20229A17953422. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T20229A17953422.en. Downloaded on 31 January 2021.
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