Tree-Top Treasures

Tree-Top Treasures Photo
We're commemorating National Rainforest Week with an image of the red-ruffed lemur, one of approximately 100 lemur species residing in Madagascar, an island that detached from the African mainland more than 100 million years ago. Without interference from external sources, fauna and flora burgeoned there. In fact, more than one percent of the world's species inhabit Madagascar, and the great majority of them exist nowhere else. Having led conservation efforts in Madagascar since the 1990s, we were ecstatic to learn of the country’s recently created Makira Natural Park—the country's largest protected area. To learn more about our work in Madagascar, visit our Makira-Masoala landscape page.
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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