Current Science research paper points to Lion-tailed macaque habitat loss

Lion-tailed macaque
Ramki Sreenivasan
These rare monkeys are found only in the evergreen forest of the Western Ghats.

Lion-tailed macaques in the Highwavy mountains in the Western Ghats are threatened with habitat loss as their movements are obstructed by tea estates. As a result of the interspersed tea estates, these rare primates find themselves isolated to fragments of forests. Besides plantations, vast areas of habitat have been submerged by the creation of three dams. These findings and others are discussed in the paper authored by H. N. Kumara of the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) in Coimbatore.

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