Alleged macaque-smuggling ring exposed as U.S. indicts Cambodian officials

Long-tailed macaques roam free across the Angkor Wat temple complexPHNOM PENH — Eight people, including two Cambodian Forestry Administration officials, have been charged by U.S. federal prosecutors for their alleged involvement in an international monkey smuggling ring. One of the officials charged, Kry Masphal, was arrested at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, en route to Panama, where he was to have […]

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Climate Change and Habitat Loss is Driving Some Primates Down From the Trees and Toward an Uncertain Future

Climate and fossil records show that big swings in the Earth’s average temperature over eons radically changed the distribution and composition of life on the planet, wiping out entire groups of plants and animals in some areas, including large land mammals, while enabling others to thrive in unexpected places. The fossil record is filled with […]

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