Destruction of their natural habitat:  
Encroachment into their territories in the wild and destruction of their natural habitats are interrupting their ability to successfully co-exist with us and live as nature intended. As
a result they are being forced into human environments where they must revert to raiding crops for survival. We
must find solutions to reverse the damage we're doing and we
must become more
pro-active in preserving our natural resources.       

Human encroachment:
Encroachment into their habitats, depletion of their natural food sources and the pollution of their waters are forcing them into human areas.
They are killed for raiding human crops  when there's nothing else for them to eat.

Bush meat trade:
In addition to killing our closest non-human relatives for profit and for food
consumption, some are killed just for the sport of it. Others are killed just  to have a memento such as a Gorilla hand ash tray, or fur pelt to hang on the wall.

Illegal pet trade:
While illegal, primates are still poached from their countries of origin due to the tremendous profit from the illegal sale of infant monkeys, who are ripped from the dying arms
of their mothers who are killed during the abduction. Many infants never survive the grueling trip into civilization.
In the wild, the sky is the limit for endless acrobatic exploration and play.
It is the "Freedom place" where primates were meant to live out their
lives and to flourish.      
Polly Schultz
The issues...
CONSERVATION in the wild...
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