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Lemur Research & Biodiversity Monitoring

Organisation: EDGE of AFRICA

Country: Madagascar

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Lemur Research & Biodiversity Monitoring

Deforestation is an ongoing problem in Madagascar due to international developments and local charcoal production.  This causes a huge threat to the natural habitat of both the lemur species and all the other species that inhabit the forest

You can make a lasting contribution to the ever decreasing habitat in South East Madagascar by monitoring valuable and high profile species such as lemurs.  The data that is collected will help towards providing information to make informed management decisions about the use of the last forests of Madagascar.

Due to Madagascar’s long isolation from neighbouring continents, this island is home to an abundance of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth – in fact around 90 % of all plant and animal species found in Madagascar are endemic!

Through our research, we aim to determine the size, behaviour and territories of existing populations of umbrella species such as lemurs, as well as other rarer species that exist in some of the last forests of the area. This information will be used to make informed decisions on the further development of the natural habitat.

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