This species is one of the largest in size and weight of all of the baboons measuring about centimeters and weighing 15 to 31 kilograms.
Heike Klensang, Anna Francis. Jess Rotas, Francis Cabana All 17 volumes are available online at www. The indri Indri indrithe largest extant lemur, was up-listed to Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List in based on a suspected severe future population decline due to habitat loss and unsustainable levels of hunting.
On the taxonomic front, three lemur species have been added to the previous list of 98, thus bringing the total number of species towith taxa. Of the three newcomers, two mouse lemurs, Microcebus marohita and M. The third one, the Lavasoa dwarf lemur Cheirogaleus lavasoensiswas described by Thiele et al.
If lemur species descriptions continue at their current rate, then Madagascar may soon surpass Brazil as the country with the highest primate species diversity on Earth it is of course already the country with the highest number of endemic primate species.
The Red-Listing was part of a global reassessment of all mammal species that will be completed inand that will see three more workshops, for Neotropical, Asian and African primates respectively, being held in the coming two years.
The outcome of the lemur reassessment was eye-opening not only to the members of the Primate Specialist Group: The majority of the increase in the percentage of threatened lemurs was however brought about by status changes in those species, mainly sportive lemurs genus Lepilemurthat were previously categorised as Data Deficient DD and for which sufficient data were now available to allow us to move them into one of the other Red List categories.
Since most populations of larger, relatively immobile forest-dependent organisms are undergoing continuing decline in Madagascar with a background deforestation rate of about 0. The bulk of the work started after the actual workshop, and it took the better part of a Page 1 year for 83 authors to write 41 chapters, including 30 sitebased conservation strategies with nominal three-year budgets.
Encouragingly, after four and a half years of political deadlock, the Malagasy people were finally called to vote for a new President — almost a year later than what people were hoping for when we published the last volume of Lemur News.
As I am writing this Editorial, the first round of elections has been held without major troubles or irregularities, and since no candidate obtained an outright majority, a second round will be held in a few weeks time.
But it is hoped that once democracy has been reinstated, foreign aid to Madagascar will quickly resume and help the country and its people, its new government and its NGOs to find solutions to the enormous environmental problems that Madagascar is facing.
I liked this, not only because it depicts how bushmeat consumption in Madagascar has increased dramatically since the onset of the crisis inPage 2 but also because it shows that the precarious situation lemurs and their habitats are facing has certainly arrived in the public consciousness in Madagascar and the world.
Christoph Schwitzer References Rasoloarison, R. Two new species of mouse lemurs Cheirogaleidae: Microcebus from eastern Madagascar.
International Journal of Primatology A Strategy for Their Conservation — Discrepant partitioning of genetic diversity in mouse lemurs and dwarf lemurs — biological reality or taxonomic bias?
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution: This was certainly the case for the sites in and around the Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor CAZ where The Aspinall Foundation works with local communities to conserve Critically Endangered greater bamboo lemurs Prolemur simus King and Chamberlan, ; Ravaloharimanitra et al.
Several sites located in the Brickaville District Bonaventure et al. In the Brickaville District many houses and schools were destroyed or damaged, rice fields flooded, litchi and other fruit tree plantations destroyed. The Prolemur simus habitats surrounding the Andriantantely lowland rainforest sites were seriously affected, with virtually all trees and bamboos Valiha diffusa uprooted or broken H.
The ranging behaviour of the P. Lucien Randrianarimanana1, Hery N. During the night of February 13 to 14, Giovanna, graded 6. The last evaluation of human victims on February 20 was 25 dead, 90 injured, 3 disappeared andimpacted in other ways, mainly through loss of homes www.
Prolemur simus habitat damaged in February by Cyclone Giovanna at the Anjinjanaomby site, near Andriantantely forest, Brickaville District. Lucien Randrianarimanana Lemur News Vol. According to our local research assistants, one juvenile P. Forest disturbance was most severe in the southern sites of Sakalava and Raboana.
We found some lemurs not P. After the cyclone, new bamboo shoots sprouted fairly rapidly, attracting an influx of zebu cattle to eat them. All around the sites, much local infrastructure required complete or partial reconstruction, such as roads, houses and schools Figs. The public primary school in the Lanonana village, near Andriantantely forest, Brickaville District, damaged by Cyclone Giovanna in February The primary school in the village of Ranomainty, Didy Commune, in Novrepaired following damage by Cyclone Giovanna.
The public primary school in the Hananhana village, near Andriantantely forest, Brickaville District, following Cyclone Giovanna in February Appleton, C.C. and Brain, C. The gastro-intestinal parasites of the baboon, Papio cynocephalus ursinus, in the Namib Desert.
An Initial Overview. Policy Brief 5» More info & related results Transboundary species project - background study - Hippopotamus. The Transboundary Mammal Project of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
The Red-Listing was part of a global reassessment of all mammal species that will be completed in , and that will see three more workshops, for Neotropical, Asian and African primates respectively, being held in the coming two years.
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Namibia Etosha Safari – Departing Windhoek 4 days. Click on the tour to read more. Search among more than user manuals and view them online leslutinsduphoenix.com Mar 01, · In addition to buffalo, Mycobacterium bovis has been found in at least 14 other mammalian species in South Africa, including kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) and lion (Panthera leo).