Over the years more than 200 wildlife rangers in the Virunga National Park have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Scientists extracted live cells from a zinnia plant and started growing wood-like plant tissue indoors with no soil or sunlight.
If tropical trees die earlier, it will affect how much carbon these forests can hold and raises concern over CO2 emissions offsets.
"The global forestry sector can provide a really substantial chunk of the mitigation needed to hit global climate targets."
"The impacts will only intensify, damaging not just ecosystems, but societies and economies," warns UNEP's Inger Andersen. "Member states must get ahead of the game before it gets worse,"
The newly described primate has been named after Mount Popa, a sacred pilgrim site in Myanmar.