Navigation Links
Rare primate species needs habitat help to survive
Date:7/10/2013

The population of the critically endangered large primate known as the drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) has been largely reduced to a few critical habitat areas in Cameroon, according to a recently published study by researchers with the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research. The study highlights the challenges faced by this species as its living area becomes ever more fragmented by human disturbance. In addition, the report directs conservation efforts towards key areas where the populations continue to survive and thrive.

"The drill is one of Africa's most endangered primates and this is the first publication that analyses drill conservation status in detail across the majority of its range, in Cameroon." said Bethan Morgan, research scientist with the San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research. "We hope this study will provide a stark warningabout the general decline in drill populations while highlighting areas where long-term survival of this species is most likely."

The study, which appeared in a recent issue of the International Journal of Primatology, indicates that as much as 80% of the remaining drill population resides in Cameroon. Of the 52 habitat areas where drill populations were counted, only four (Ebo, Ejagham, Kroup and Nta Ali) received high scores indicating the presence of sustainable populations.

"Although the results of this study cause us a great deal of concern" said Ekwoge Abwe, coauthor of the study and manager of San Diego Zoo Global's Ebo Forest Research Project, "we are encouraged that it highlights the importance of the proposed Ebo National Park where we have been conducting a long-term and ongoing research and conservation program geared towards the protection of primate species and the reduction of the bushmeat practices that directly affect them."


'/>"/>

Contact: Christina Simmons
csimmons@sandiegozoo.org
619-685-3291
Zoological Society of San Diego
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Good news for nanomedicine: Quantum dots appear safe in pioneering study on primates
2. Manipulation of a specific neural circuit buried in complicated brain networks in primates
3. Out of the mouths of primates, facial mechanics of human speech may have evolved
4. Transgenic technique to eliminate a specific neural circuit of the brain in primates
5. The old primates club: Even male monkeys ride their fathers coattails to success
6. Primate of the opera: What soprano singing apes on helium reveal about the human voice
7. Primates brains make visual maps using triangular grids
8. UTSA anthropologist honored for contributions researching primates in Africa
9. Discovered! The new species of Borneos enigmatic primate with a toxic bite
10. 3 new species of venomous primate identified by MU researcher
11. Primates too can move in unison
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/2/2015)... -- According to preliminary estimates Fingerprint Cards, ... than 125 MSEK. This exceeds the guidance provided by ... for Q1 2015 would be in line with the ... The operating result for the first quarter is estimated ... will as previously communicated be published on May 21. ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... OXFORD, Conn. , Apr. 1, 2015  NXT-ID, ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile ... number of Wocket smart wallets is underway to early ... early access group includes usage at retail outlets including ... CVS Pharmacy. Users report Wocket was accepted at all ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015  Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) ... Software Defined Network Architecture (ET Software DNA® 2.0) platforms ... approximately $20.4 million for the year ended December 31, ... the year ended December 31, 2013. ... completed its multi-year transition away from its legacy landline ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fingerprint Cards Revises Revenues for Q1 2015 2NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 2NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 3NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 4Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 2Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 3Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 4Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 5Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 6
... have uncovered how members of one family of antibiotics ... knowledge may help drug developers make slight changes to ... strains of bacteria, said Irina Artsimovitch, a study co-author ... University. , The antibiotics studied belong to the rifamycin ...
... Rice University, the Baylor College of Medicine, the University of ... have created a new class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ... than the best in clinical use. , The new agents ... gadolinium, that is given to more than a quarter of ...
... About five to seven million years ago, when the ... similar to rutabagas and turnips may have been one ... Laden of the University of Minnesota and Richard Wrangham ... organs like roots and tubers must have sustained our ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers find how some antibiotics kill bacteria 2Researchers find how some antibiotics kill bacteria 3'Gadonanotubes' greatly outperform existing MRI contrast agents 2The roots of civilization trace back to ... roots 2
(Date:5/1/2015)... -- Albany Molecular Research Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRI ) ... President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the ... on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4:20 p.m. ET. ... can be accessed at AMRI,s Investor Relations web site at ... be archived for 90 days following the live presentation. ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... 01, 2015 Spirax Sarco, the leader ... proud to announce that for the first time in ... winner of a Queen’s Award for Innovation – the ... and manufacture of a unique flowmeter. , The Spirax ... to traditional steam flow measurement. The device provides ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... April 30, 2015 Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) ... of 2015 were $4.4 million, compared to $8.0 million during ... the first quarter was $8.9 million, or $0.23 per basic ... for the same period in 2014, of $8.7 million, or ... 31, 2015, cash, cash equivalents and investments totaled $117.5 million. ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... ALEXANDRIA, Va. , April 30, 2015 ... provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services ... senior secured term loan agreement with Celula, Inc., a ... diagnosing major diseases, enabling better patient care and improved ... continue the development and expand the commercialization of its ...
Breaking Biology Technology:AMRI to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Health Care Conference 2Spirax Sarco Receives a Queen’s Award for Innovation 2Spirax Sarco Receives a Queen’s Award for Innovation 3Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 7Cytokinetics, Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 8Oxford Finance Provides $10 Million Debt Financing to Celula 2
... 23 ArunA Biomedical, Inc., announced ... MN, giving Neuromics the right to non-exclusively market ... and Neural Culture Medium to support applications in ... an exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize ...
... 23 BioDuro and AstraZeneca announced today that ... discovery research for Respiratory and Inflammation indications. BioDuro ... of discovery chemistry, discovery biology, ADMET*, and DMPK** ... discovery and shorten development timelines. "After a successful ...
... Nereus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pioneer in drug discovery ... is conducting a randomized Phase 2 clinical trial ... combination with standard chemotherapy (docetaxel) in patients with ... follows on positive outcomes in the Phase 1 ...
Cached Biology Technology:ArunA Biomedical, Inc. Announces Alliance with Neuromics for Distribution of Normal Human Neural Cells 2BioDuro and AstraZeneca Expand Collaboration to Optimize Discovery Research for Respiratory and Inflammation Indications 2Nereus Pharmaceuticals Initiates ADVANCE, a Randomized Phase 2 Clinical Trial of NPI-2358 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 2Nereus Pharmaceuticals Initiates ADVANCE, a Randomized Phase 2 Clinical Trial of NPI-2358 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 3
... Cy5 Post-Labeling Reactive Dye Pack, ... CyDye fluors specifically optimized for microarray ... 40000 pmol reactive dye per vial, ... to use, individually dispensed, and packed ...
... with CyScribe GFX Purification Kit, 24 ... of Cy3- and Cy5-labeled cDNA.Optimized reagents ... labeling and purification.Flexible and optimized protocols ... reactions with either Cy3- or Cy5-labeled ...
... ISO 9001:2000 Certified USDA Research Registered OLAW ... Training AALAS Certified Technicians ... GLP Documentation Upon Request Focus ... for all your custom immunology service needs. ...
NORMAL DONOR DONKEY SERUM...
Biology Products: