Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Cool Effect have just partnered to ensure protection of the diverse ecosystem in Makira Natural Park in Madagascar.
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28,000+ Endangered Lemurs Illegally Trafficked As Pets In Madagascar — Survival Of Multiple Species Threatened
More than 28,000 endangered lemurs (across a variety of different species) are currently illegally kept as pets in the only country that they exist in, Madagascar, according to a recent study. Even important public figures, and also those who are supposed to enforce the ban, were apparently found by the study to keep them as […]
True Lemurs, found only on the isolated island of Madagascar, are the most endangered mammalian group on the planet — more than 90% of all known lemur species are rapidly approaching extinction, primarily as the result of deforestation and habitat loss. Previous conservation efforts have been generally ineffective, so how do you prevent their extinction? […]
Editor’s note: The fourth part of the “Human Interaction with Nature” series takes a look at efforts to recover endangered animal species. This post was written by Denzyl Janneker, and originally published on Friday, May 9, 2008. Baraboo, Wisconsin and Basra, Iraq might have nothing in common, but fighting a war and killing endangered species […]