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Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys

Rhinopithecus roxellana

Hong Kong, China

Endangered

Rhinopithecus roxellana roxellanaThere are about 10,000 individuals in 100 troops in Sichuan (6,000 individuals in Mingshan Mountain, 3,500 in Qionglaishan Mountain, and 500 in Daxiangling and Xiaoxianling Mountain), about 800 individuals in 8 troops in Gansu, and about 170-200 individuals in 1 or 2 troops in Shaanxi (Zhang 1995; Jiang 2005; Li unpubl. 2006).Rhinopithecus roxellana qinlingensisThere are approximately 3,800-4,000 total individuals belonging to 39 troops (Li et al. 2001). Around half of these are mature individuals. Since the mid 1990s, the population appears to have stabilized.Rhinopithecus roxellana hubeiensisThere are about 600-1,000 individuals in 5-6 troops (Ren et al. 1998). Read More

Rhinopithecus roxellanaThe major threat for the species is forest loss due to agricultural expansion, especially outside of protected areas. Rhinopithecus roxellana roxellanaThe major threat is habitat loss. Secondarily, there is a serious threat from continued illegal hunting of this subspecies. There is also harassment owing to tourist activities, including the herding of troops for tourists to view.Rhinopithecus roxellana qinlingensisIn the Qinling Mountains tourism is having a significant negative impact, mainly due to the creation of roads and other infrastructure. Before 1990, there were threats from illegal hunting, but this has stopped due to increased government protection.Rhinopithecus roxellana hubeiensisThere is a ... Read More

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Yongcheng, L. & Richardson, M. 2008. Rhinopithecus roxellana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19596A8985735. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T19596A8985735.en