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Study IDs global warming risks to wildlife

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Black howler monkeys may face threats from extreme weather linked with global warming. Photo courtesy Denver Zoo.

Mammal species, including rare primates, face the greatest threat

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Mammal species like black howler monkeys are most at risk from extreme weather events tied to climate change, according to a new study by the Zoological Society of London. In general, mammals are most threatened, according to the research, which mapped out mammal habitats and overlapped with areas expected to see intensified drought and cyclones.

The paper, published this week in the journal Conservation Letters, describes the results of assessing almost six thousand species of land mammals in this way. Continue reading

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