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NOT monkey'in around when it comes to the gorgeous & highly endangered Yunnan golden monkey http://bit.ly/13oBuKz
First discovered by scientists in the 1890s, then lost and thought to be extinct until 1962, the elusive Yunnan golden monkey is the stuff of legend in its native China. Its native habitat is between the Yangtze & Mekong rivers in remote forests in the southwest of the country, which thanks to deforestation are disappearing by the day. Throw in illegal hunting and you have a species that now numbers less than 2,000 - placing it on the brink of extinction.
In fact, 50% of the world's 600+ monkeys, apes & other primates are in danger of going extinct, primarily because of habit destruction, but aided & abetted by greenhouse gases and hunting to fuel the trade in illegal wildlife.
The Nature Conservancy has an ongoing project to protect these beautiful creatures but they need monetary help in the way of donations.
From you. From me. From all us.