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Less than 28 percent of potential bonobo habitat remains suitable

27 / 11 / 2013, Mongabaycom News

Only 27.5 percent of potential bonobo habitat is still suitable for the African great ape, according to the most comprehensive study of species' range yet appearing in Biodiversity Conservation. The paper, involving over 30 scientists, analyzes the world's bonobo population using nest counts, remote sensing imagery, and computer modeling. The researchers found that bonobo presence was mostly correlated with human absence.

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