Many reserves and conservation organisations - the World Wildlife Fund, Madagascar Flora and Fauna Group, and Bezà Mahafaly
The most complete lemur family tree yet maps 60 million years of evolution.
I decided to head to Madagascar to learn more and see how I could help as a part of CrowdRise's 24 Hour Impact Project, a
Why should we care about lemurs? Well, aside from being delightful, beautiful creatures that are part of the mammalian order Primates of which we ourselves are members, they are also a major economic asset for a country historically plagued by poverty and political instability.
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Wright was the pivotal force behind the formation of Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, now a protected area home to
You're probably a lot like us: dreaming of that perfect getaway where you can cuddle with pandas, kiss cows and sleep with
Madagascar is one of the world's most unusual countries -- an iconic "hotspot" in every sense of the word. It has also been the site of devastating poverty and environmental destruction, accelerated in recent years by an ineffective, corrupt government.
From invisible geckos and colorful chameleons to strange primates and otherworldly insects, here are a few amazing creatures that you may see while visiting what is arguably the most unique country in the world.
Serendipity does sometimes smile upon me, and it did a few months ago when I was on a tossing, rolling tin motorboat on the roiling South Pacific off the Austral island of Rurutu in French Polynesia, looking for whales.
The findings of the study were published June 27 in the journal PLOS ONE. By Denise Chow, LiveScience staff writer: The researchers
We have an entire page at HuffPost dedicated to cute animals, geared for all the sloths and quokkas of the world. But there
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Next time you think about the tragedy of the lemurs, look to your own patterns of consumption that lay waste to our globe. Not a one of us is off the hook on this one.
So unique that ecologists refer to it as the 8th continent, this isolated wonderland has yet to become the destination it should be.
Since a political coup in 2009, laws are not being enforced and illegal logging, fires to turn forests into charcoal and hunting of lemurs is rampant throughout much of Madagascar.
In addition to political problems continuing to grow during the past three years, a recent upsurge in bushmeat hunting has impacted lemurs, tortoises and other species.
One of the critically endangered lemur species is the indri, the largest living lemur and one with symbolic value comparable