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Madagascar: The lemur in danger in the island




Lepilémur Septentrional
Lepilémur Septentrional
Lemurs of Madagascar are threatened with extinction in the island, with 15% of their sometimes endemic population who perish each year on 150 species of which two very recently identified, as revealed by a recent study by researchers.
 
Intensive deforestation for wood and mineral resources, with 36,000 hectares of forest affected head-on annually, as well as the multiplication of acts of poaching are responsible for this alarming mortality, according to the newspaper Le Courrier of Madagascar.
 
Each year, it is thus 200,000 hectares of forests that are reduced to ash by shifting cultivation and Bush fires, destroying the natural habitat of the lemurs of Madagascar.



Antso Rajaona


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