This woolly monkey is just one of some 30 species of Colombian primates. Photo by: Brodie Ferguson, 2006.
A new study in the open access journal Tropical Conservation Science looks at over a hundred years of research on Colombian primates and finds that the woolly monkey is one of the most thoroughly studied. However many Colombian primates have been neglected by researchers, for one reason or another, including a number of endangered species. The paper makes several recommendations, including more research, especially on those species on the edge of extinction.
To read more about the threats to Colombian primates: More research and conservation efforts needed to save Colombia’s monkeys.