Yunnan Golden Monkey Population, Grows

February 13, 2009 / No Comments

The population of Yunnan golden monkeys has grown form more than 500 in 1983 to around 1,300 at present. I suppose that’s a lot but I know conservative churches that grow faster than that by just letting their congregants have babies. Maybe, we need to send these monkeys to church, no?

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The population increase happened at the nature reserve due to the protection efforts of local government and residents.

China – the only country where they can be found,has some 2,000 Yunnan golden monkeys altogether in the country. They are mammal and are listed in Category I of the Chinese Wildlife Protection Act. They are one of the most endangered animals in Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). They are also on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

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Further, they can never be found in church or chances are there would be a lot more of them, and if not, well they’d be happier in eternity.

Seriously. Congratulations to China and the reserve on the population growth of the monkeys. But, then…China has never had problems with having a huge population, now has it?

[via Sina]