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According to a report published in January 2017, 60% of the world's primate species are threatened with extinction. The IUCN Red Data List shows that a total of 184 primates are either endangered or critically endangered. The main threats to primates are habitat destruction, hunting for bushmeat, and illegal trade. It is vital that awareness of the plight of primates is urgently raised to prevent an extinction crisis, which would be at great cost both to biodiversity and human society.

For the full report in Science Advances go to http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/1/e1600946.full
Verreaux Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) jumping ('dancing') across ground, Madagascar - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Verreaux Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) jumping ('dancing') across ground, Madagascar
Red-shanked Douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) adult male and female, Vietnam - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Red-shanked Douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) adult male and female, Vietnam
Celebes / Black crested macaque (Macaca nigra) group up close, watching with curiosity, Tangkoko National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia. - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Celebes / Black crested macaque (Macaca nigra) group up close, watching with curiosity, Tangkoko National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) reaching out to the tail of other lemur, Madagascar - Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) reaching out to the tail of other lemur, Madagascar
Golden monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) young perched on branch, Qinling Mountains, China. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Golden monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) young perched on branch, Qinling Mountains, China.
Golden-crowned Sifaka or Tattersall's Sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) climbing down tree in forests near Andranotsimaty, Daraina, north east Madagascar. Critically Endangered. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Golden-crowned Sifaka or Tattersall's Sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) climbing down tree in forests near Andranotsimaty, Daraina, north east Madagascar. Critically Endangered.
Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata variegata) portrait, Captive, Madagascar, Critically endangered - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata variegata) portrait, Captive, Madagascar, Critically endangered
Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) female sitting in tree, partially framed by soft focus leaves in foreground, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia - Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) female sitting in tree, partially framed by soft focus leaves in foreground, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
Young Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) portrait, looking thoughtful. Parc des Volcans National Park, Rwanda, December. - Ole Jorgen Liodden
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Ole Jorgen Liodden / Young Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) portrait, looking thoughtful. Parc des Volcans National Park, Rwanda, December.
Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) captive, from Madagascar, Endangerd species, Bristol Zoo - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) captive, from Madagascar, Endangerd species, Bristol Zoo
Verreaux's sifaka lemur (Propithecus verreauxi) hanging in relaxed posture from a branch in the canopy, Berenty Private Reserve, southern Madagascar. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Verreaux's sifaka lemur (Propithecus verreauxi) hanging in relaxed posture from a branch in the canopy, Berenty Private Reserve, southern Madagascar.
Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) mature male head and shoulders portrait. Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, April. Did you know? A Proboscis monkey's nose can reach up to a quarter of... - Fiona Rogers
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Fiona Rogers / Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) mature male head and shoulders portrait. Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, April. Did you know? A Proboscis monkey's nose can reach up to a quarter of...
Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) mother with young, and silverback in background. Virunga Mountains, Rwanda. Non-ex. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) mother with young, and silverback in background. Virunga Mountains, Rwanda. Non-ex.
Arunachal macaque (Macaca munzala) Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Endangered species. - Sandesh  Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Arunachal macaque (Macaca munzala) Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Endangered species.
Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) hanging from tree, Madagascar, critically endangered - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) hanging from tree, Madagascar, critically endangered
Adult male Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) Pandrillus Sanctuary, Nigeria. Non-ex - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Adult male Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) Pandrillus Sanctuary, Nigeria. Non-ex
Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) captive, occurs in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. Critically endangered. - Edwin  Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) captive, occurs in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. Critically endangered.
Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) female 'Tata' and her unnamed baby aged 2-3 months portrait. Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. June 2010. Reh... - Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) female 'Tata' and her unnamed baby aged 2-3 months portrait. Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. June 2010. Reh...
Ring tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) silhouetted, Madagascar. - Andy Rouse,Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse,Andy Rouse / Ring tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) silhouetted, Madagascar.
Hubbard's sportive lemur (Lepilemur hubbardi) Zombitse National Park, South Madagascar. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Hubbard's sportive lemur (Lepilemur hubbardi) Zombitse National Park, South Madagascar.
Toque Macaque {Macaca sinica} silhouette against setting sun, Dambulla, Sri Lanka - Matthew Maran
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Matthew Maran / Toque Macaque {Macaca sinica} silhouette against setting sun, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) adult with juvenile in tree, Marojejy National Park, North Madagascar Critically endangered, November 2010 - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) adult with juvenile in tree, Marojejy National Park, North Madagascar Critically endangered, November 2010
Bonobo adolescent male portrait (Pan paniscus). Lola Ya Bonobo Santuary, Democratic Republic of Congo. Oct 2010. - Fiona Rogers
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Fiona Rogers / Bonobo adolescent male portrait (Pan paniscus). Lola Ya Bonobo Santuary, Democratic Republic of Congo. Oct 2010.
Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) baby sitting with mother, Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar, June. - Edwin  Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) baby sitting with mother, Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar, June.
Lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) female portrait. Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. Apr 2013. - Fiona Rogers
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Fiona Rogers / Lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) female portrait. Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India. Apr 2013.
Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) female holding hands with baby whilst hanging from liana. Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) female holding hands with baby whilst hanging from liana. Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Yellow / Golden cheeked crested gibbon {Hylobates / Nomascus gabriellae} Young male hanging upside-down in tree, captive, from Asia, IUCN Vulnerable - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Yellow / Golden cheeked crested gibbon {Hylobates / Nomascus gabriellae} Young male hanging upside-down in tree, captive, from Asia, IUCN Vulnerable
Indri (Indri indri) calling, Andasibe-Mantadia NP, Madagascar - Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Indri (Indri indri) calling, Andasibe-Mantadia NP, Madagascar
Guatemalan Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra) climbing,  Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize, Central America. Endangered species. - Kevin  Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Guatemalan Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra) climbing, Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize, Central America. Endangered species.
Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) on branch with tail in air, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species - Mark  Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) on branch with tail in air, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species
Roloway Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana roloway) captive at Monkey Valley Zoo / Zoo La Vallee des Singes, Romagne, France. Native to Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. - Roland  Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Roloway Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana roloway) captive at Monkey Valley Zoo / Zoo La Vallee des Singes, Romagne, France. Native to Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.
Coquerel's Sifakas (Propithecus coquereli) in coastal rainforest, Palmarium Reserve, Madagascar - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Coquerel's Sifakas (Propithecus coquereli) in coastal rainforest, Palmarium Reserve, Madagascar
Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) juvenile hanging from branch, Volcanoes NP, Virunga mountains, Rwanda - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) juvenile hanging from branch, Volcanoes NP, Virunga mountains, Rwanda
Guatemalan black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) sitting in tree howling, Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize. Endangered species. - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Guatemalan black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) sitting in tree howling, Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize. Endangered species.
Man with Chamec spider monkeys (Ateles chamek) holding onto him as he walks through sanctuary. Ikamaperou Sanctuary, Amazon, Peru. October 2006. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Man with Chamec spider monkeys (Ateles chamek) holding onto him as he walks through sanctuary. Ikamaperou Sanctuary, Amazon, Peru. October 2006.
Female Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) portrait, Ankarana Special Reserve, Ambilobe, North Madagascar, November - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Female Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) portrait, Ankarana Special Reserve, Ambilobe, North Madagascar, November
Kirk's red colobus (Procolobus kirkii) in tree feeding, Jozani Forest Reserve, Zanzibar, Tanzania - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Kirk's red colobus (Procolobus kirkii) in tree feeding, Jozani Forest Reserve, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Golden-headed lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas) captive portrait, Apenheul Park, Netherlands. - Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Golden-headed lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas) captive portrait, Apenheul Park, Netherlands.
Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata variegata) hanging from tree, Madagascar, captive - Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata variegata) hanging from tree, Madagascar, captive
Alaotra reed / bamboo / gentle lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis), Lake Alaotra, central Madagascar. - Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Alaotra reed / bamboo / gentle lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis), Lake Alaotra, central Madagascar.
Agile Gibbon (Hylobates agilis) in Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo-Kalimatan, Indonesia. - Inaki  Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Agile Gibbon (Hylobates agilis) in Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo-Kalimatan, Indonesia.
Red ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata ruber) Captive, the Netherlands. Endangered. - Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Red ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata ruber) Captive, the Netherlands. Endangered.
Banded Leaf Monkey / Sumatran Surili (Presbytis melalophos) feeding. Captive. Endemic to central and south Sumatra. Endangered. UK, June. - Rod Williams
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Rod Williams / Banded Leaf Monkey / Sumatran Surili (Presbytis melalophos) feeding. Captive. Endemic to central and south Sumatra. Endangered. UK, June.
Golden monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) females sitting close together with baby inbetween, Qinling Mountains, China. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Golden monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) females sitting close together with baby inbetween, Qinling Mountains, China.
Golden-crowned Sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) leaping through forest canopy. Forests adjacent to the village of Andranotsimaty, near Daraina, northern Madagascar. Critically endangered species. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Golden-crowned Sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) leaping through forest canopy. Forests adjacent to the village of Andranotsimaty, near Daraina, northern Madagascar. Critically endangered species.
Golden Langur (Trachypithecus / Presbytis geei) perching in a tree seen through dense foliage. Endangered. Assam, India, September. - Sandesh Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Golden Langur (Trachypithecus / Presbytis geei) perching in a tree seen through dense foliage. Endangered. Assam, India, September.
Siamang Gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus) vocalising, vocal pouch inflated, captive, native to forests of Malaysia, Sumatra and Thailand - Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Siamang Gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus) vocalising, vocal pouch inflated, captive, native to forests of Malaysia, Sumatra and Thailand
Yunnan snub nosed monkey female with baby, {Rhinopithecus bieti} Yunnan, China - Xi Zhinong
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Xi Zhinong / Yunnan snub nosed monkey female with baby, {Rhinopithecus bieti} Yunnan, China
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