Primates are among the most threatened mammals in the world because of the loss of their habitats and hunting. They play crucial roles as seed dispersers and/or pollinators of several endemic threatened plant species. Primate watching may also tremendously improve the livelihoods of the local communities.

Watch this talk by Jonah Ratsimbazafy during the 2021 Global Biodiversity Festival on why we have to save primates altogether before it is too late.

Ratsimbazafy is the President of the Madagascar Nonhuman Primate Group, the newly elected President of the International Primatological Society (IPS), and the Vice co-chair of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group for Madagascar.

Watch the full talk:

The 2021 Global Biodiversity Festival was a 3-day virtual event celebrating the weird and the wonderful, the challenges life faces and some good news conservation stories. Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing highlights from the festival with our community members.  Who was your favorite speaker? Add a comment below and we’ll feature their video in a future post.  

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