Now the challenge is to protect the environment of the zogui-zogui monkey

By Agencia de Noticias UN

Tomado de: http://www.unperiodico.unal.edu.co/en/dper/article/now-the-challenge-is-to-protect-the-environment-of-the-zogui-zogui-monkey-1.html

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 »

Historia natural de los primates colombianos

Reseña: La primera edición de Primates de Colombia fue un gran éxito y el autor se sintió satisfecho por los muchos comentarios y preguntas. Thomas Richard desea interesar y enseñar a todos los colombianos posibles, algo sobre este fascinante y bello grupo de mamíferos con los que ha pasado la mitad de su vida estudiando: ¡los primates colombianos! Esta tierra tiene tanta diversidad animal, pero todavía hay colombianos que no aprecian este hecho básico sobre el país.  Read the rest of this entry »

A New Species of Titi Monkey! (PHOTOS)

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 »