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Madagascar: Lemur with blue eyes under threat of disappearing in a decade

A recent scientific study conducted by Maria Volampeno, a researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, has highlighted that the blue-eyed lemur - Eulemur or flavifrons - could within the next decade disappear from the dry forests of the Northwestern Madagascar.
Victim of massive deforestation that dangerously threatens the natural habitat of the species in the Island, today only about a hundred specimens are counted.
In June 2014, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has updated its red list of endangered species. Out of 101 species of lemurs identified in Madagascar, 22 were "critically endangered" species and 48 others were placed on a list of "endangered". Ultimately, 94% of primates are threatened with extinction.


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