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).

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

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Further Information

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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.

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