One in four of the world’s mammal species is threatened with extinction. Primates face some of the most intense pressures: 79% in South and Southeast Asia are facing extinction.
In Africa, the Eastern gorilla is endangered while the Western gorilla is critically endangered. Their populations are declining due to deforestation, loss of habitat, hunting and disease.
Conserving forests is not only vital for primates. It also offers the multiple benefits of maintaining healthy ecosystems and water supplies, while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.
The Rio Conventions Calendar is published annually by Entico in partnership with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).