14 Jul '12, 9pm

Lemurs Named Most Endangered Mammal | Care2 Causes

Lemurs Named Most Endangered Mammal | Care2 Causes

The International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission held a conference in Madagascar this week to discuss the fate of the world’s 103 lemur species and came to the shocking conclusion that they are the most endangered mammals on earth. “Madagascar has, by far, the highest proportion of threatened species of any primate habitat region or any one country in the world. As a result, we now believe that lemurs are probably the most endangered of any group of vertebrates,” said primatologist Christoph Schwitzer, head of research at Bristol Zoo Gardens in the United Kingdom and the IUCN advisor on Madagascar’s primates. More than 90 percent of the world’s lemur species have been upgraded to critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species list, which scientists are attributing to changes in the landscape since ...

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care2.com 15 Jul '12, 6am

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care2.com 25 Jul '12, 5am

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