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Looking for Miss Waldron’s red colobus monkeys

Miss Waldron's red colobus monkeys were thought extinct. But researchers think they may have heard some of them in a forest in Ivory Coast. Now locals need to be convinced to help find and save these endangered primates.

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This week we begin by looking at South Korea's strategy against Covid-19. It has been widely praised as effective against the virus but is it corrosive to personal freedoms? Next we see how monks are racing to save a Buddhist temple from rising waters in Thailand. The result of failed economic planning at the cost of the local environment. Finally, we head to India where the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of aggressive monkeys in New Delhi. We will look at how innovative solutions such as facial recognition are being used to deal with the problem.
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Miss Waldron's red colobus monkeys were thought extinct. But researchers think they may have heard some of them in a forest in Ivory Coast. Now locals need to be convinced to help find and save these endangered primates.