Propithecus Verreauxi
Image credit: Tefy Andriamihajarivo
Project

Securing Lemur Populations in the Analavelona Sacred Forest

Initiative
Duration
2018 - 2020
Location
Madagascar
Species protected
Verreaux’s Sifaka Propithecus verreauxi
Red-fronted Brown Lemur Eulemur rufifrons

Project objectives

At the end of this two-year project it is expected that the number of lemur hunting incidents at the project site will have fallen by 90%; that no forest will have been lost due to wild fires; that the abundance, distribution of and the threats to the three target lemur species are known; and that and two local people have joined our team as effective advocates for lemur conservation.

This project is implemented by Missouri Botanical Garden.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching