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Research Article

The Lemurs of the Comoro Islands

Ian Tattersalla1

a1 American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, New York 10024, USA.

Abstract

The Comoro lemurs, the only wild lemur populations outside Madagascar, are protected and seem secure. But after spending seven months in the islands the author believes that they could become threatened if forest destruction, particularly of the protected forest, continues at the present rate. He urges the need to enforce both forest protection and the hunting laws.

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