Learn about Lemurs and Madagascar
Over 100 species of lemurs live in Madagascar, and nowhere else.
Because Madagascar is isolated, most of its fauna and flora is found nowhere else! Madagascar is full of unique landscapes, from limestone pinnacles called tsingy to lush rainforests, spiny deserts, and deep canyons.
Lemurs adapted to these unique landscapes, evolving into over 100 species across the island.
Top Ten Facts about Lemurs
Did you know that lemurs help the forest grow? That they have beautiful singing voices? Or that some self-medicate with millipedes? Learn these top ten facts about lemurs.
The IUCN Red List and Lemurs
Learn about the IUCN Red List, how it assesses the conservation status of species around the world, and what the Red List says about lemurs.
Conservation Threats and Solutions for Lemurs
Learn about the threats lemurs face in the wild and the conservation solutions that address both human and wildlife needs.
These teaching resources help students learn about lemurs. Find lessons and activities from the Lemur Conservation Network and others about lemurs and Madagascar.
Conservation professionals must collaborate and share knowledge. These professional resources can help further your research and build connections for collaboration.
Podcasts are a fun and engaging way to learn about lemurs and Madagascar. These are some of our favorites.
Learn about lemur species through these online guides.
Lemur Species Fact Sheets
Learn about individual species in these fact sheets from LCN. Each sheet is available as a web page and a one page PDF.
Lemur Guides on BBC Discover Wildlife
The Lemur Conservation Network collaborates with BBC Wildlife Magazine on lemur species guides, where you can learn about each species, where they’re found, and why so many are endangered.
Meet the Lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center
Find profiles of all 14 species at the Center, including videos!
Primate Profiles: Lemurs
by the New England Primate Conservancy
Learn about 40 lemur species through photos, facts, videos, and more, including links to more resources.
FEATURED BLOG POSTS
Leading Conservation with Travis Steffens of Planet Madagascar
Travis works to protect coquerel’s sifakas in northwestern Madagascar. Learn about his work.
Working in Lemur Conservation
- Being a Zookeeper at Combe Martin Wildlife Park
- A Chat with the National Zoo’s Primate Biologist, Becky Malinsky
- On the Ground in Madagascar with Patrick Ross: Gathering Data with Camera Traps