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Gorgeous Blue-Eyed Lemur Faces Extinction in 11 Years

One of the most recently discovered lemur species of Madagascar could also be one of the first to disappear. The striking blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons), which was only identified as a species in 2008, faces extinction in as little as 11 years due to rapid deforestation in its only habitat, according to research published [...]

February 11, 2015 — John R. Platt
Sunday Species Snapshot: Coquerel’s Sifaka

Sunday Species Snapshot: Coquerel’s Sifaka

These medium-sized lemurs, known for their delightful leaping ability, were only recognized as their own species in 2001, which undoubtedly slowed conservation efforts.

February 9, 2014 — John R. Platt
Gorgeous Blue-Eyed Lemur Faces Extinction in 11 Years

Gorgeous Blue-Eyed Lemur Faces Extinction in 11 Years

One of the most recently discovered lemur species of Madagascar could also be one of the first to disappear. The striking blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons), which was only identified as a species in 2008, faces extinction in as little as 11 years due to rapid deforestation in its only habitat, according to research published [...]

February 11, 2015
Look Out Lemurs: Climate Change Is Taking Your Land

Look Out Lemurs: Climate Change Is Taking Your Land

As if rampant deforestation and poaching weren't bad enough, climate change will have a devastating effect on the majority of Madagascar's lemur species, most of them already imperiled, according to a paper published this week in Ecology and Evolution.

February 19, 2015 — John R. Platt
Sunday Species Snapshot: Alaotran Gentle Lemur

Sunday Species Snapshot: Alaotran Gentle Lemur

A primate that lives only in wetlands? That alone makes the Alaotran gentle lemur unique. But this tiny lemur lives in incredibly limited constrained habitat, which continues to shrink around it.

December 22, 2013 — John R. Platt