Experts sound alarm over an apes extinction threat

Infrastructure development and extraction of natural resources have devastated the prime habitat of apes and pushed chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, orangutans and gibbons closer to extinction. The accelerated and unsustainable exploitation of the earth’s primary natural resources has become a major threat to apes in Africa and Asia, according to a major United Nations environment conference held on June 25, 2014.”There’s absolutely no doubt that extractive industries are severely impacting on apes and their habitats!” Helga Rainer, conservation director of the Great Apes programme at the Arcus Foundation Extraction of oil and gas, minerals and timber are the main cause of this serious threat. Only five out of 27 ape (habitats) do not have a mining project w… »

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