Why are lion-tailed macaques endangered?

Fragmentation of the habitat is one of the major threats to the species.

Habitat loss and divided forest ranges force the lion-tailed macaques to inbreed, which results in weaker generation and less diverse gene-pool. Reducing the gap between humans and LTM territory in the name of development, agriculture, plantations, and reservoirs are also important causes of lion-tailed macaque population decrease.

Read more on the characteristics and habitat of Lion-tailed Macaque on the given link.

Further readings-

  1. The Wildlife Protection Act
  2. CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

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