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25 primate species reported on brink of extinction

NEW DELHI — Twenty-five species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs, and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them from increasing deforestation and illegal trafficking, researchers said Monday.

Six of the severely threatened primate species live on the island nation of Madagascar, off southeast Africa. Five from mainland Africa, five from South America, and nine species in Asia are among those listed as most threatened.

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