Eaten to extinction

15 August 2008 | Audio

Mankind’s closest relatives – the world’s monkeys, apes and other primates – are disappearing from the face of the Earth, with some being literally eaten to extinction. The first comprehensive review in five years of the world’s 634 kinds of primates found that almost 50 percent are in danger of going extinct, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Wild Talk speaks to primatologist Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Head of IUCN's Species Programme, to find out more.