Brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) is of particular interest for conservation. It is extremely endangered due to habitat destruction. The current situation of this primate in Caparo Forest Reserve in Venezuela is very alarming.
Asia | Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey Group (Rhinopithecus avunculus). The only two protected areas that this species occur in is the Na Hang Nature Reserve and the Cham Chu Nature Reserve. There isn’t really a lot that can be done to conserve this species because of all the illegal hunting but the Vietnam government is trying to establish a protected area in the Ha Giang Province where the Tonkin monkey population there will be safe. It is also illegal to kill this species of monkey in Vietnam.
Sand dollars can form large beds in soft bottom habitats. Sonar surveys in 2008 suggested that this particular sand dollar bed off Otter Rock could cover as much as 3 square kilometers in 15-20 m depths. This large sand dollar bed was first visually inspected with the ODFW Remotely Operated Vehicle which captured this image on video. The spatial extent of sand dollar beds off Oregon is not well known and visual surveys can help ground truth sonar work and provide information about the biotic…
Asia | PHILIPPINE TARSIER (Carlito syrichta) Philippine tarsier (carlito syrichta) kilala sa tawag na mawmag ng mga Cebuano/Visayan at mamag naman sa Luzon, sikat na sikat ito sa PILIPINAS lalo na sa Bohol, Samar, Leyte at Mindanao.