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Five Species Likely to Become Extinct in the Next 40 Years

Experts estimate that one-eighth of all bird species, one-fifth of mammal species and one-third of amphibian species are at risk

The Cat Ba Langur Trachypithecus poliocephalus

The Cat Ba Langur
(Seacology (www.seacology.org))
Location: Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
Number: 59
They are hunted for “monkey balm,” a traditional medicine. Most surviving langurs are females in isolated groups with little access to males.

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