Chimpanzees and orangutans are on the brink of extinction, a top scientist has warned. Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo alone harbor two-thirds of all primate species – and a staggering 60 percent of those are threatened with extinction. Among the primates at risk are chimpanzees, orangutans, and lowland gorillas. Species in Madagascar and Indonesia are thought to

be most at risk, with 90 percent reporting a rapid decline in numbers.  Conservation expert Professor Anna Nekaris warned: “Many iconic species will be lost unless these countries, international organizations, consumer nations and global citizens take immediate action to protect primate populations and their habitats. READ MORE