Even Golden Langurs suffer forced abortion, infanticide

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News: Golden Langurs found in the state of Assam is suffering from forced abortion and infanticide.

Facts:

  • Golden langur: It is an Old World monkey found in western Assam, India and in Bhutan.
  • Vegetation: Moist evergreen and tropical deciduous forests as well as some riverine areas and savannas.
  • IUCN Red list: Endangered
  • CITES: Appendix I
  • Wildlife Protection Act: Schedule I
  • Threats: Habitat loss and fragmentation, Poaching among others.
  • Chakrashila sanctuary: It is a wildlife sanctuary located in Assam.It is famous for having golden langur as it’s primary species.