These Primate Species Could Be Wiped Out Entirely By Deforestation

As land and resources are depleted elsewhere in Indonesia, developers are turning their gaze to the relatively untouched island of Sulawesi, which is home to 17 primate species.

From 2000 to 2017, Sulawesi lost 5 million acres of forest cover, an area twice the size of Jamaica.

Most of the island's primates live in unprotected lowland forest, which is gradually being wiped out by logging and the expansion of farmland.

To learn more, visit Mongabay.com