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After seeing the video Gremlins Faces in the forest 1998 and participating in an interview with Dr Susan Ford I have realized that there are so many things that we can be taught about our background history just by closely studying these animals However I was more intrigued by the fact that more and more of these species are disappearing off the face of the earth After doing some more reading I have found that steady loss of forests and hunting has made the primates the most imperiled mammal on the planet Of the more than 200 species of primates including gorillas gibbons siamangs and the orangutans almost half face extinction and nearly 20 percent more may soon reach threatened status Only one species of primates are increasing in number Humans Uncontrolled human population growth is to blame for the fate of the primates Humans expand into new regions with no thoughts about their impact on the land and animals already living there primate species tend to live in forests-cut the forests and you take away the habitat of that animal So when humans cut down vast amounts of forests the animals have no time to adapt to the new environment therefore become extinct which was something that Dr Ford clearly stated during her interview In Africa lies a third of the remaining rainforests yet like all the other rain forests already lost forever the land is being cleared for logging timber large scale cattle ranching mining operations government road building and hydroelectric schemes military operation and subsistence agriculture of peasants and landless settlers Sadder still in many places the forests are burnt simply to provide charcoal to power industry in the area And from what we saw in the video the Marmosets live only in a specific area of the rainforest so if we were to cut down that area the Marmosets would automatically become extinct Another thing that fascinated me during Dr
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