Many primate species are highly endangered and face extinction during our lifetimes if action is not taken immediately.

Primate Factsheets
Our Primate Species Factsheets include general and historic information about the primates. If you have updates with reliable sources for any of these fact sheets, please contact For current conservation status for each species, please search the IUCN Red List.
The Primates: Conservation of Endangered Species slide set
This online tutorial explores how primates use their habitat, and how threats to the habitat have caused most primate species to become threatened or endangered. Two conservation projects which successfully incorporate education, benefits for the local population, and habitat preservation, are examined in detail.
Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2018-2020
Compiled by the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, this biennial publication lists 25 primate species considered most endangered and most in need of conservation efforts.
*See also IUCN Red List for information about current conservation statuses for individual species.

Organizations protecting primates (Societies, Alliances and Community-Based Organizations)

Gorilla Gazette, a newsletter about gorilla care and conservation created by gorilla keepers at the Columbus Zoo and published from 1987-2013.

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Benefits of Ecotourism