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Copyright: © 2009 Jeremy Villasis. All Rights Reserved.

 

Explore #118. March 24, 2009.

 

Did you know that the Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) commits suicide during captivity due to trauma from touching and loud noise.

 

YOU CAN HELP PRESERVE THE TARSIERS BY:

 

++ Not keeping tarsiers as pets.

 

++ Not buying captured tarsiers in the pet market.

 

++ Reporting cases of hunting, killing or smuggling of tarsiers; as a specially protected faunal specie (Proclamation 1030, such acts prohibited).

 

++ Not patronizing outlets displaying illegally-acquired tarsiers.

 

++ Sending donations to duly recognized bodies promoting tarsier research and conservation.

 

For more information: www.tarsierfoundation.org/

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