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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Spider monkeys are one of the most interesting and intelligent animals in the animal kingdom. They're agile creatures, and rely on their long limbs and tail for climbing and balance.

In Central America, though, spider monkeys are in great danger. Human interference poses the greatest threat to these animals, as hunting of their species and logging whittle down the population day by day. Baby spider monkeys are stolen from the mothers and sold on the black market, while the mothers are killed.

Please sign the petition asking the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature to find a solution to the impending spider monkey extinction.

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Dear Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN):

I am writing to address the impending extinction of spider monkeys in Central America if nothing is done to stop the killing of the species.

Human intervention is largely to blame for the peril of the spider monkeys; deforestation and developments systematically obliterate monkey habitat and hunting decimates their species. Mothers and children are also taken, and the babies are sold on the black market while the mothers are killed.

If this continues, the spider monkey will soon face extinction. Please do all you can to ensure a better future for the Central American spider monkeys!

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Feb 9, 2016 Joanne Montgomery
Feb 8, 2016 Sarah Chi
Feb 8, 2016 Erin Johnson
Feb 8, 2016 diane rockafellow
Feb 8, 2016 Nysa Faber
Feb 8, 2016 Holly Upton
Feb 7, 2016 Debra Nourse
Feb 7, 2016 Nelly Rivera
Feb 6, 2016 Patricia Morgan
Feb 6, 2016 Adelaide Monteiro
Feb 5, 2016 Dara Power
Feb 5, 2016 Catherine Thomas
Feb 4, 2016 Donna hernandez
Feb 4, 2016 ej craig
Feb 4, 2016 angus murris
Feb 3, 2016 Diane Miller
Feb 3, 2016 Claudia Evens
Feb 3, 2016 Silva Kruzic
Feb 3, 2016 Patricia Bush
Feb 3, 2016 Brigitte Eibisberger
Feb 3, 2016 Cecile Lemay
Feb 3, 2016 Suzanne Ursula Lebon
Feb 3, 2016 Elaine Davis
Feb 3, 2016 Elizabeth Dusza
Feb 2, 2016 Cindy Casteel
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Feb 1, 2016 Andrew Weprin
Jan 30, 2016 Doreen Forbes
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Jan 30, 2016 Michelle Gorton
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Jan 28, 2016 Thomas Spero
Jan 28, 2016 christina bergström
Jan 27, 2016 Peggy Skelton
Jan 27, 2016 Cecilia Rodriguez Søiland
Jan 27, 2016 Marie Louise Morandi Long Zwicker
Jan 26, 2016 Nicole Weller
Jan 26, 2016 dennis Daniels my son and I are doing a report about spider monkeys for school. Learning a lot about the animal and how humans are destroying its home. We support protecting the spider monkey
Jan 26, 2016 John Costanzo
Jan 26, 2016 Lesley Thomas
Jan 26, 2016 Jennifer Perret
Jan 26, 2016 Walter dughera
Jan 26, 2016 Rosanne Anderson
Jan 26, 2016 Susan Farquharson
Jan 25, 2016 Genesis Merano
Jan 25, 2016 Elena S
Jan 24, 2016 Farah Jamil
Jan 24, 2016 kathy brunner
Jan 24, 2016 Claudia Gorecki
Jan 24, 2016 Gunnar Lien

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