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Our plight is this. We are found only in Sri Lanka and nowhere else on this planet. This makes us a very unique component of Sri Lanka’s fauna. Very few of Sri Lanka’s wild animals can claim to be as biologically significant as us. Despite our uniqueness we have been disappearing rapidly from everywhere we live. In fact, our numbers have declined so sharply, that in 2006 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed us as one of the twenty-five most endangered primates in the world. That means that we are in danger of going extinct and disappearing from this earth forever. That is our plight. And Sri Lanka stands to lose a unique and biologically significant national treasure. It is sad that many of you are not even aware of this problem.
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