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Conservation hero wins $250,000 and the Lilly Medal for work saving Madagascar's lemurs INDIANAPOLIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For her heroic and selfless dedication to protecting
Narrated by Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman, "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" tells the story of Earth’s most endangered primates.
Trailblazing Scientist and Her Work Also Star in the Upcoming IMAX® Nature Documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Premiering April 4 STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/
Young Malagasy black-and-white ruffed lemurs are more likely to survive when they are raised in communal crèches or “nursery nests" in which their mothers share the draining responsibility of feeding and caring for their offspring.
Researchers studying aging in an endangered lemur known as the Milne-Edwards' sifaka report that in old age, females are the safer sex.
Madagascar’s isolation has led to the island developing some of the most unique plants and animals — so much so that many ecologists refer to it as the “eighth continent.”
The 14 years of wildlife studies in and around Madagascar's Ranomafana National Park by Sarah Karpanty, associate professor of wildlife conservation at Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment, and her students are summarily part of a paper on biodiversity published July 25 by Nature's Advanced Online Publication and coming out soon in print.
Global warming may present a threat to animal and plant life even in biodiversity hot spots once thought less likely to suffer from climate change.
Why are male and female lemurs the same size?
Milne-Edward’s sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi), also known as Milne-Edwards simpona, is native only to the island of Madagascar. It resides on the coast, in the southeastern forests of the island. They prefer habitats within altitudes of 2,000 to 5,200 feet in primary and secondary rainforests. The Onive River and the Mangoro River make up the borders of the northern part of this lemurs range. Its range extends south to the Rienana River and Andringitra National Park. It shares this range...
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