Nature is all around us yet we rarely take the time to step back and appreciate it. Take a Moment to Appreciate Nature; maybe with my pictures.
The Bornean orangutan has just been officially reclassified from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Critically Endangered’ by the IUCN (just like the Sumatran orangutan).
The mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is classified as endangered (vulnerable) by the IUCN. One of the most important protected areas for the mandrill is the Lopé National Park in Gabon.
The Bonobo (Pan paniscus) is classified as an endangered species, with conservative population estimates ranging from 29,500 to 50,000 individuals.
The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. Bush meat hunting and timber harvesting in the western lowland gorilla’s habitat have negatively affected the probability of its survival.
The drills (Mandrillus leucophaeus) are among Africa’s most endangered mammals, and are listed by the IUCN as the highest conservation priority of all African primates.
The southern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List and its numbers today are decreasing.
The moor macaque (Macaca maura) is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List.
The Mayotte Maki (Eulemur fulvus mayottensis) from Madagascar is classified as vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List.
The blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons) from Madagascar, also known as the Sclater's lemur, is a species of true lemur. After being lost for decades, the blue-eyed maki was only rediscovered by French scientists in 1983. On the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the species is listed as critically endangered (CR). As few as 1,000 individuals are thought to remain in the wild, largely due to slash and burn habitat destruction
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