Indochina is clearly a hotspot of primate diversity, endemism and, unfortunately, threat. In all, 28 primate taxa are currently recognized as occurring in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and part of southern China, and, of these, 19 are endemic to this region � a very high number for a region of this size.
Of these 28 taxa fully eight are considered Critically Endangered, eleven Endangered and seven Vulnerable. This means that more than 90 percent of all taxa in the region are threatened with extinction, the highest level for any region on earth. Much of the most up-to-date work relating to the species of the region is included in this current volume.
The contributions provide a good overview about the status of primate taxa in the region, the knowledge about their biology and serve as background for further conservation interventions.
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