Photo: Threatened Lemurs' Diet Key to Conservation Efforts, Researchers Say



New research on the Milne-Edwards' sifaka (seen here) has found that lemurs have a much healthier diet in pristine forests than in logged-over land, a finding that may become key to developing successful conservation programs.

Lemurs are found only on the African island nation of Madagascar, but all of the more than 70 lemur species are severely threatened by logging and the spread of agriculture.

Photograph by Summer J. Arrigo-Nelson


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