The lemur action plan was published on February 21, 2014 in the journal Science. This important document was created at the Lemur Red-listing and Conservation Planning Workshop organized by the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group on 9–14 July 2012, the first in a series of workshops to re-assess all mammals for the IUCN Red List. The workshop took place in Antananarivo, Madagascar, and was attended by more than 60 lemur experts, about 40 of whom were from Madagascar.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species assesses the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties, and subpopulations. It highlights species threatened with extinction, and promotes their conservation. Use their search tool to find information on lemurs and their endangered status.
The Primate Specialist Group is a network of scientists and conservationists who promote research on the ecology and conservation of hundreds of primate species — monkeys, apes, lemurs and their many nocturnal relatives.
Lemur News is the annual newsletter of the Madagascar section of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialists Group. It publishes manuscripts dealing with lemurs and their habitat. The newsletter provides a forum for exchange of information about all aspects of lemur biology and conservation, and alerts people to threats facing lemurs.
The SOS Newsletter shares news about conservation around the world, including in Madagascar. It includes inspiring news, milestones and stories so you can see the impact SOS makes. Together with SOS, we can save threatened species, protect their habitats and help the people who depend on them!
A robust website for data on lemurs identified in Madagascar. Search by location or taxa (species) to find information on taxonomy, observation, threats, projects, researches, researchers, captive animals, education and public awareness, resources, traditional practices, media, research permit, media, and links.
Bird-watching is a multi-million dollar industry. The IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group hopes to make primate watching and life-listing the next big phenomenon in wildlife tourism. Visit the Primate Specialist Group website to learn more and read ethical considerations for primate watching and life-listing.
More Resources on Madagascar
- Madagascar National Parks website
- CIA World Factbook for Madagascar
- United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization Madagascar Profile
- UNData Madagascar Profile
- World Food Program Madagascar Profile
- World Bank Madagascar Profile
- Protected Planet, an interactive UN database of all of the world’s protected areas
- USGS Earth Explorer website, including free satellite maps of Madagascar