Lemurs News

25 primate pictures for World Primate Day

Coquerel's Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) September 1 is World Primate Day, a designation intended to raise awareness about apes, monkeys, and prosimians like lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers. Many non-human primates are…

Panda lemur making a comeback

One of the world's biggest populations of greater bamboo lemurs (Prolemur simus)—sometimes known as the panda lemur—has doubled in just three years, giving conservationists new hope that the species can…

Scientists map plan to save lemurs

Primatologists and researchers have devised a wide-ranging plan to protect Madagascar's most endangered lemurs from extinction. The plan, produced by the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, aims to reverse declining population…

Madagascar gets biggest protected area

Leaf-tailed gecko in Madagascar. Photo by Rhett A. Butler Madagascar officially designated its largest protected area in a region renowned for its tropical rainforests and rich diversity of wildlife, including…