Yucatán Black Howler Monkey Alouatta pigra

Horsfield’s tarsier (Cephalopachus bancanus) Asia

Yucatán Black Howler Monkey Alouatta pigra


Belize; Guatemala; Mexico (Quintana Roo, Campeche, Chiapas, Tabasco, Yucatán)

The Yucatán Black Howler Monkey Alouatta lives in a wide range of vegetation types, including evergreen and semi-evergreen broad-leaved forests, evergreen and semi-evergreen mixed needle-leaved and broad-leaved forests, deciduous and semi-deciduous broad-leaved forests, mangroves and swamps (Baumgarten and Williamson 2007). They can be found in human-disturbed forests, including eucalyptus plantations (Bonilla-Sánchez et al. 2012), agricultural plantations (Estrada et al. 2006) or in remnant vegetation surrounded by pastureland and urban areas (Rodriguez Luna et al. 2006).

The main threat to the #endangered Yucatán Black Howler #Monkey is #palmoil #deforestation across their range in #Guatamala and #Mexico. You can help this beautiful animal with a #Boycott4Wildlife

The main threats for black howler monkeys are accelerated deforestation rate across its distribution and the direct extraction of individuals for pet trade. In Guatemala a high rate of deforestation has been associated with the rapid expansion of the agriculture frontier due to megaprojects such as African palm oil and sugar cane, and the destruction of forest due to open mining (Foucart 2011).

IUCN red list
Horsfield’s tarsier (Cephalopachus bancanus) Asia
The Yucatán Black Howler Monkey Alouatta

Support the conservation of this species

Wild Tracks

Further Information

ICUN endangered logo

Cortes-Ortíz, L., Rosales-Meda, M., Marsh, L.K. & Mittermeier, R.A. 2020. Alouatta pigra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T914A17926000. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T914A17926000.en. Downloaded on 05 March 2021.

Contribute in four ways

  1. Creatives: Promote your creative business and use your creative expertise to raise awareness and join the fight to save endangered species. Join us!
  2. Conservationists: Showcase your conservation work and activism, blog about the urgent issues that are vital right now. Find out more!
  3. Animal lovers: Big supermarket brands are directly contributing to this species’ extinction by destroying forests. You can join the #Boycott4Wildlife by sharing information from this website and boycotting brands in the supermarket.
  4. Activists in the UK, sign this petition: Prohibit the sale and use in the UK of palm oil and its derivatives in foods. Sign now!

Published by Palm Oil Detectives

Hi, I’m Palm Oil Detective’s Editor in Chief. Palm Oil Detectives is partly a consumer website about palm oil in products and partly an online community for writers, scientists, conservationists, artists and musicians to showcase their work and express their love for endangered species. I have a strong voice for creatures great and small threatened by deforestation. With our collective power we can shift the greed of the retail and industrial agriculture sectors and through strong campaigning we can stop them cutting down forests. Be bold! Be courageous! Join the #Boycott4Wildlife and stand up for the animals with your supermarket choices

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: