What is the IUCN Red List?

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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is recognised as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. Introduced in 1964 and with headquarters in Switzerland, its goal is to identify particular species at risk of extinction and to provide information and analyses on its status, trends and threats – all this in order to spur action for the conservation of these species.

Worst-faring countries in Asia

Total number of animals on the Red List

Critically Endangered Asian Primates

TONKIN SNUB-NOSED MONKEY

(Rhinopithecus avunculus)

Distribution: Northern Vietnam

Interesting fact: They are the largest non-human primates in Vietnam

BANDED LEAF MONKEY
(Presbytis femoralis femoralis)

Distribution: Singapore and southern Peninsular Malaysia

Interesting fact: Babies are born white in colour

Check out the rest of this article in Asian Geographic No.117 Issue 2/2016 here or download a digital copy here

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