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Please Help the Tarsiers

The tarsiermonkeyface.gif, one of the rarest animals in the world, is unique and can be found in the islands of southeastern Asia, including Borneo, Sumatra,East Indian islands and Philippine islands.It has continually graced our land with its mere existence and has become a testimony to our earth's wealth and wonders. It is feared however, that this mysterious species may not survive the costs of our degrading modern environment. The destruction of their known forest habitats, years of commercial logging, slash-and-burn agriculture and illegal logging activities have greatly reduced the forests, and brought the tarsier to its perilous position. If we do not determine the fate of the tarsier now, we may face the inevitable loss of tarsier populations. The forests of the Philippines and Indonesia nurture one of the world's smallest primate. However, years of rapid forest destruction, have posed a very serious condition for this species. Seventy percent of the country's original forests have been destroyed. With these forests gone, so will the home of the tarsiers. In the hills of Corella, where tarsiers were once abundant, there are only about 1,000 tarsiers left. What was once considered common to spot a tarsier by the roadsides has turned into a struggle to save what remains of this species. It is feared that the tarsier population is critically declining as their forest habitats frighteningly disappear. Though the species is not yet threatened with extinction it may become so if appropriate conservation measures are not carried out. Our conservation program addresses this urgent call to save and protect the tarsier. We may not be able to completely bring back what was lost, but much can be done to save and protect this species from possible extinction. We campaign to save one of the world's smallest primate. We have dedicated ourselves to protect the tarsier amidst the continuous destruction of our forests and the frightening reality of what is happening to our environment. A non-profit organization based in Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada, we are an entirely private sector initiative, but enjoy strong support from the country's two lead agencies for environmental conservation and ecotourism namely the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Tourism. We have been entrusted this great responsibility, and to this, we are challenged to be the driving force behind the nation's and the people's initiative in the protection and conservation of the tarsier. Thank You for your support, Andromedes Banis