The number of lemur species to appear in the 2016-2018 edition of Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates has doubled to six, a testament to just how precarious the survival prospects are for many of Madagascar’s endemic primates.
Species of wild rice, wheat and yam are threatened by overly intensive agricultural production and urban expansion, whilst poor fishing practices have caused steep declines in the Irrawaddy Dolphin and Finless Porpoise, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Today’s Red List update also reveals that a drying climate is pushing the Ringtail Possum to the brink of extinction.
Lemur conservation is continuing to attract much needed attention which can help raise the profile of the cause on the international stage for all of Madagascar’s 113 known lemur species.
As the SOS develops, we are adding project profiles for new grants to our interactive map. But how can a user find them? This short explanatory video may help.
How do you save a Critically Endangered river mussel species from extinction when a dam upstream and increased human disturbance in the vicinity is threatening its only known home?