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Author: Urs Thalmann.
Online ISSN: 1662-2510
Language: English
No. of Pages: 5
Dimensions: 210mm x 297mm x 1mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 1552
Shelving Location: Papers & Articles: Natural History: Mammalogy
Estimated Value: £0.50
Purchase Date: 8 February 2010
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Lemurs - Ambassadors for Madagascar

[Flagship Species]

Madagascar Conservation & Development, vol 1, no 1: pp. 4-8.
Madagascar Wildlife Conservation (2006).
Stapled Printout


In this short article on lemurs I give a concise introduction for non-specialists to these conspicuous and unique animals on the island of Madagascar.


Madagascar has long been known for its exquisite wildlife. It has been identified as a Megadiversity country and 'Hottest Hotspot' for biodiversity conservation (Meyers et al. 2000 Mittermeier et al. 2005) due to the combination of extraordinary high diversity and extreme degree of threat. Lemurs, a natural group of primates endemic to Madagascar, are possibly the most conspicuous and most widely known wildlife of Madagascar. In this article, written for a non-specialist audience, I try to situate these mammals in a wider context to shed light on (i) their biological position and diversity, (ii) some biological peculiarities, and (iii) the important role they may play for Malagasy conservation and development.

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