|"Bonobos' Threat to Hungry Humans"
||The bonobos of West Africa, a smaller version of the chimpanzees of East Africa, may be our closest living relative both genetically and in terms of social behavior. But this is not saving them from the bushmeat trade or the destruction of their habitat by loggers. Congregated in the dense forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, their numbers fell from an estimated 100,000 in 1980 to fewer than 10,000 by 1990. Today there are only 3,000 left. In less than one generation, 97 percent of the bonobos have disappeared.
||deforestation endangered species