By Agencia de Noticias UN
The zogui–zogui monkey, a new type of primate in Colombia, which has recently been disco-vered by the science, has just been publicly recognized; however, warnings about the vulnerability of its environment have already been made.This observation was made by a young biologist from Universidad Nacional de Colombia named Javier García, who is part of the group of scientist that defined the species, which is economically supported by the organization Conservación Internacional Colombia (International Conservation Colombia). According to the biologist, the excessive livestock farming, deforestation, and forest fragmentation of Caqueta’s forests put this new species at serious risk. Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday, Conservation International announced the discovery of a new species of titi monkey (Callicebus caquetensis) on a scientific expedition in the Colombian Amazon. Research team leader Dr. Thomas Defler blogs about the discovery and the challenges of working in regions of armed conflict.
Studying Colombian primates has always been difficult, as they tend to live as far from human beings as possible. But after many years of learning about these primates, I have a long list of places I would go if didn’t have to worry about death or capture by revolutionary guerillas in Colombia. Read the rest of this entry »