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· Some pictures from Lemurcon 2006 are now online. Keep checking back as more will be added.
· The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria is conducting a campaign to raise €500,000 for Madagascar conservation projects.
· Lemurcon 2006 merchandise now available from Cafe Press. I hope to have real screen-printed t-shirts made as well.
· Duke University Primate Center's 8th Annual 5K Run for the Lemurs was April 22.
· The ring-tailed lemur narrowly lost out to the polar bear in the semifinals of the World Wildlife Fund's Favorite Animal Tournament.
· Pictures of Lemurcon 2005 are now online.
Earlier articles are on the Old News
Primate Center is home to the largest collection of lemurs outside
of Madagascar. In addition to lemurs, the center also
houses other prosimians such as lorises and bushbabies. Head
over to their web site for lemur photos, a gift shop, and
Lemurcon is an annual gathering of lemur lovers
which takes place at the Duke University Primate Center. Originally
composed of alt.fan.lemurs readers,
it now includes others linked over the Internet.
Yahoo mailing list | Past Lemurcons | Lemurcon 2002 photos | Lemurcon 2003 photos | Lemurcon 2004 photos | Lemurcon 2004 t-shirts
Madagascar - a multimedia
site containing detailed information about all species of Malagasy
primates. Includes sounds and historical drawings. Developed by
Jan-Herman van der Sloot.
- Research into silky sifakas conducted by Erik Patel. Includes
recordings of various calls as well as video.
International applies innovations in science, economics,
policy and community participation to protect the Earth's richest
regions of plant and animal diversity in the hotspots, major
tropical wilderness areas and key marine ecosystems.
Fauna Group is an international consortium of zoos and related
organizations that pool their talents and resources to work
together in one of the world's most endangered places.
Their site has up-to-date details on the status of the
reintroduction of ruffed lemurs in Betampona.
Conservation Foundation maintains a viable captive breeding colony
of prosimians at the Myakka City Lemur Reserve, a private research
facility in Manatee County, Florida.
Wildlife Conservation is a
Malagasy non-profit association providing an information resource
on conservation and ecological activities in Madagascar.
News is the newsletter of the Madagascar section of the
IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group. It includes scientific
articles in both English and French.
Primate Info Net
is a resource provided by the Wisconsin Regional Primate
Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
for information on all types of non-human primates. Their list of news articles
is quite extensive, and is also available as an RSS feed .
is a PBS wildlife series for preschoolers, hosted by a sifaka and
his friends, Chris and
A Lemur's Tale: This Nature/PBS program opens a
revealing window into life -- and death -- in a troop of these
rare animals. Using painstakingly-gathered film, A Lemur's Tale
tells the bittersweet tale of baby Ring-tailed lemurs, including
an unusual near-albino infant named Sapphire, learning to survive
in their treetop homes. Also check out this behind-the-scenes
account from the photographer.
The Wilds of Madagascar: Journey into the lost world
of Madagascar on this NOVA/PBS Online Adventure. In two
little-visited regions -- a cave-riddled canyonland and a
mountainous rain forest -- follow the efforts of scientists trying to
capture and study a catlike predator known as the fossa
and an extremely rare lemur called the silky sifaka.
Madagascar: A World Apart
Part of the PBS "Living Edens" series,
this program covers the amazing biodiversity of Madagascar,
highlighting lemurs and chameleons.
Last updated 14 Apr 2007