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Lemurs are the world's most endangered mammals, but planting trees can help save them

 

December 25, 2019



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Andrea L. Baden, Hunter College

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The island of Madagascar off the southeastern coast of Africa hosts at least 12,000 plant species and 700 vertebrate species, 80% to 90% of which are found nowhere else on Earth.

Isolated for the last 88 million years and covering an area approximately the size of the northeastern United States, Madagascar is one of the world's hottest biodiversity hotspots. Its island-wide species diversity is striking, but its tropical fore...



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