Yes, tarsiers are considered endangered species. Tarsiers are small primates known for their distinctive large eyes and elongated fingers. They are native to Southeast Asia, particularly the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, and the Philippines.
The primary threats to tarsier populations include habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation due to deforestation, logging, and agricultural expansion. Tarsiers rely on dense forests for their survival, and as these habitats are destroyed or altered, their populations decline. Additionally, tarsiers are sometimes captured and traded illegally as exotic pets, further contributing to their endangerment.
Conservation efforts are underway to protect tarsiers and their habitats. These initiatives involve establishing protected areas, raising awareness about the importance of conserving tarsiers, and implementing measures to prevent illegal trade. However, due to the ongoing threats they face, tarsiers remain endangered and require continued conservation attention to ensure their survival.