|Town/Region||Malagasy Littoral Forest|
|Categories||Forests, Mammals, Plants, Primates|
|Date||19 Oct 2003|
The littoral forest of Southern Madagascar is today represented by a few remaining fragments in which lemur (Eulemur fulvus collaris) populations survive at the limit of viable population size. These animals play a key role in forest maintenance as seed dispersers and pollinators.
The team intends to compare the eco-ethology of Eulemur between undisturbed habitats, partially degraded sites and plantations to evaluate their adaptability and potential role in priming forest rehabilitation. We will also test the adaptation of animals recently translocated from endangered fragments to more protected ones. This represents a unique opportunity in an ecosystem with highest conservation priority.
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