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Madagascar: The lemur endangered according to the UICN




The International Union for the conservation of nature (IUCN) has updated its red list of endangered species.
 
 In its last annual public report, IUCN thus alert on the extremely worrying situation of lemurs in Madagascar.
 
94% of primates would be threatened to disappear. One the 101 listed lemur species, 22 are 'critically endangered' and 48 other species are placed on an ‘endangered’ list.
 
Destruction of their natural habitat, frantic hunting for their meat or even illegal logging of precious wood in tropical primary forests could lead to the disappearance of lemurs present in the island for at least 62 million years, as reported by the newspaper Courrier of Madagascar.



Antso Rajaona


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