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Conservation of the Alaotran Gentle Lemur

A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Anna T. C. Feistner

Abstract

The Alaotran Gentle LemurHapalemur griseus alaotrensis isrestricted to the marshes around Lac Alaotra. It is threatened by habitat destruction and fragmentation and by hunting for food and pets. Since 1990 a conservation program for this lemur—now a flagship for the Alaotran wetlands—has been developed. It has a multidisciplinary approach involving captive breeding(inandex situ)research on captive animals (infant development, nutrition), field research (distribution, census, conservation status, behavioral ecology, ranging, diet, social organization), socioeconomic studies, community education, and genetics. The development of this program is described and illustrates how a small-scale yet holistic approach to species conservation can be effective.

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Unpublished Report Captive Breeding Infant Development Captive Breeding Program Primate Conservation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna T. C. Feistner
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  1. 1.Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust Les Augrès Manor, Trinity, JerseyBritish IslesUK

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