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New Monkey Species Found in Uganda 32

Posted by samzenpus
from the but-can-it-clean-the-bathroom dept.
Anonymous Coward writes "The discovery of a new monkey species that's found only in Uganda is being overshadowed by the imminent destruction of much of the animal's habitat."
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New Monkey Species Found in Uganda

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  • by soren100 (63191) on Wednesday March 21, 2007 @08:51PM (#18437395)

    This decision was attacked by many Ugandans, who saw it as a threat to tourism and water resources.

    This is interesting because it shows that the "locals" in Africa are becoming aware of the value of land for eco-tourism and the value of the fresh, clean water in the area.

    Hopefully this discovery can help the citizens of Uganda fight back against cronyism and corporatism and help preserve nature.

    If the land gets razed, it will only go to make more sugar and palm oil plantations, which would just go into making more Twinkies or other junk food. I am really glad there are people fighting to preserve the land and the monkeys!

  • by RationalRoot (746945) on Thursday March 22, 2007 @04:56AM (#18440603) Homepage
    New Species of Monkey Gone Extinct in Africa
    You know it's only a matter of time, so now you can say that you read it here first.

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