Malaysia’s primate species in peril


PETALING JAYA: The status of four primates in Malaysia has been downgraded in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) updated Red List of Threatened Species, says the Malaysian Primatological Society (MPS).

MPS secretary-general Aini Hasanah Abd Mutalib said the four primates were the southern pig-tailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina), long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), dusky langurs (Trachypithecus obscurus) and the greater slow loris (Nycticebus coucang).

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