Of Lemurs and Men: Human-Induced Change and

the Fuzzies of Madagascar

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Welcome,

This site is dedicated to one of the
most endangered and extraordinary
 animals on Earth: the lemurs of
 Madagascar. Nowhere on Earth can you see these primate predecessors in the wild but in  Madagascar, and nowhere are these animals so well adapted to live. But, lemurs are no match for humans with agriculture and industry. From the current threat of intense deforestation and the future uncertainty of climate change, lemurs have been pushed to the brink of extinction.
 - Chris Smith, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
left: Coquerel's Sifaka, Propithecus verreaux coquerli credit: Jean-Louis Vereviviere

 

Look for the Lemur Silhouettes throughout the site and click for interesting tidbits about lemurs or Madagascar

Be sure to check out my classmates websites on other important issues surrounding ecology and global change - www.duke.edu/web/nicholas/bio217/spring2010