Rare monkeys reprieve

May 25, 2007

Scientists involved in saving one of the world's rarest species of monkey have successfully helped to prevent a copper mining company from destroying its rainforest habitat.

Mika Peck, an environmental biologist at Sussex University, is co-ordinating Primenet, a project in Ecuador set up two years ago to help save the brown-headed spider monkey ( Ateles fusciceps ).

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