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The Costs of Protecting Endangered Primates

An endangered primate is a number of living organisms that faces a high risk of becoming extinct for different reasons. Some of these reasons are: they are few in numbers, they are threatened by the constant changing of the environment in which we live, and they are threatened by the predation parameters.

In order to protect or safeguard the biodiversity of the planet in which we live, we must take some reasons into consideration as to why so many of our species are decreasing drastically in numbers. One of the main causes of endangerment is habit loss. This is when animals’ ecosystem is not maintained and they lose the homes in which they live. These animals are forced to adapt to a new surrounding or perish. Another reason which may cause primates to become endangered is pollution. Climate change and over-exploitation diseases have also led to the endangerment of several primates.

Many nations around the world have put laws into place for the protection of endangered primates . Some of these laws that offer protection for endangered primates include: the creation of preserves or the restriction of the development of land that provides homes for endangered species, and the forbidding of hunting on these lands.

Only a few of the many species, which are at a risk of extinction actually do make it to the list and obtain legal protection from nations around the world. One such species that received legal protection worldwide is the Pandas. Many primates become extinct, or are likely to be extinct, without gaining notice from the public.

The cost of protecting endangered primates is high and are normally funded by non- profit organizations who have placed their energy and money into raising funds for projects and campaigns to save the lives of primates. Yet many organizations have seen little or no improvement.

These organizations also need to raise money to fund the process of breeding endangered species in an environment which is controlled by humans with an area which has restricted settings such as the zoo, conservation facilities and wild life preserves. The main aim of captive breeding is to save endangered primates from extinction. However, it can cause inbreeding in too small population which can lead to immunity to diseases.