2015 in Review

December 31, 2015 — Today is the last day of 2015. The end of the year always prompts us to look back over the last 12 months and reflect on new achievements in research and conservation. This past year, lemur science and Madagascar conservation reached new heights of awareness. We learned about climate change and hibernation, welcomed new lemurs to the Center, and said goodbye to dear friends. We went through and found 5 of the top lemur-related stories from 2015 to bring to you today.

 Climate Change will take lemurs’ land

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Common brown lemurs are expected to lose half of their habitat before century’s end due to climate change. Photo by David Haring.

Scientist Jason Brown at the City University of New York and Anne Yoder, DLC Director, modeled habitat changes in Madagascar as the planet continues to warm. Greenhouse gas emissions building up in the atmosphere lead to a rise in global temperatures and changes in climate…
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