The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates is a list of highly endangered primate species selected and published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission Primate Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC PSG), the International Primatological Society (IPS), and Conservation International (CI).
Six of the Hominidae species are great apes, each endangered. The only animal in the Homonidae family that isn't an endangered species is humans. Asia's two species of great ape are orangutans. The Sumatran orangutan, numbering around 6,600 individuals, is the most endangered ape in the world.
Some primates on the list are found in more than one country. By region, the list includes 10 from Asia, seven from Africa, four from Madagascar, and four from South America, showing that threats to monkeys, lemurs, great apes and other non-human primates exist wherever they live.
Meet the planet's 25 most endangered primates. This report highlights 25 apes, monkeys, lemurs, lorises and other primates on the brink of extinction. Join our newsletter list.
Meet The Apes. Orangutans and chimpanzees are endangered species and the Center for Great Apes is the only accredited orangutan sanctuary in the nation. We invite you to meet the apes, learn their stories and find out how you can help us in our vital mission. Chimpanzees Orangutans
Why are Chimpanzees Endangered. In the beginning of the twentieth century there were about one million chimpanzees but by the late 1990s the numbers have dropped down to only 100,000. There are about 172,700 to 299,700 common chimpanzees left in the wild. Currently they have become extinct in many countries and endangered in all others.
Along with all other primates, the great apes are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, a comprehensive survey of threats to our world’s biodiversity. The Red List provides conservation assessments for a tremendous array of threatened species – and it shows that the great apes are in near-universal decline.
Though it does not appear on the Primates In Peril top 25 list of the world's most endangered species, the Sumatran orangutan is currently listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
WWF is committed to saving endangered species. Learn more about the species we are working to protecting from becoming endangered or extinct.
To view the most endangered list, click the list link in the first paragraph. Those of you who’ve seen it in previous years may note that this time around, we’ve decided to stand pat. That is, our 2019 endangered species list is contains the same lineup of critically threatened animals that we offered in 2018.