Lemurs are only found on the east African island of Madagascar. If that country doesn’t take immediate action, nearly every species could be lost forever. More than 100 species of lemur qualify as critically endangered, endangered, or vulnerable to extinction in the wild.
From deforestation-driven habitat loss to illegal poaching and hunting for food, lemurs are under attack from all sides. But there is hope. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has a plan — it’s just up to the government of Madagascar to uphold the policies that protect these vulnerable creatures.