The exhibtion “Chances for Nature – Diversity and Conservation of Primates” shows incredible wildlife photos of primates at the Affenberg Salem and gives insights to the conservation projects of Chances for Nature in Peru und Madagascar. More than 500 different primates live on our planet. About 60% of them are threatened with extinction.
Since Saturday, the 20th of May, Chances for Nature presents photographs of wild primates from Peru and Madagascar at the Affenberg Salem. Astonishing photos show the diversity of our closest relatives. The exhibition wants to call attention to the situation of many primates species around the world. “About 60% of all primates are listed on the IUCN Red List and threatened by extinction”, as published in a study earlier this year. If we don’t take action soon, many primate species will be lost in the next 20-30 years. Primates all over the world are threatened by human activities, such as illegal logging, slash and burn agriculture, illegal pet trade or the use of traditional medicinal products.
Chances for Nature illustrates sustainable solutions and ideas for the protection of primate habitat with its projects in Peru and Madagascar. The conservation activities of Chances for Nature are focused on a combination of education, science and sustainable development in countries of primate origin.
/?page_id=686Peru und Madagascar are home to an incredible diversity of primates. At least 51 primates species are known from Peru. An astonishing number of 18 different species occur in the project area of Chances for Nature at the Rio Tapiche. Among them the poorly studied and impressive Red Uakari (Cacajao calves) with group sizes as large as 200 animals. The project area at the Rio Tapiche is therefore very important and exceptional for primate conservation in the Peruvian Amazon.
Madagascar is home to more than 100 species of lemurs. All of them exist only on that island and nowhere else in the world. Lemurs are the most threatened group of mammals, which makes Madagascar priority country for primate conservation. Eight different primates live in the project area of Chances for Nature in West-Madagascar. Among them the smallest primate known to Science, the Madame Berthe’s Mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae).