Belted black and white lemur
Belted Black and White Lemurs
Varecia variegata subcincta
There are only two very distinctive sub-species of Black and White ruffed lemur; this and the variegata sub species.
Map: Red = Locations Found 793
Since 2005, our Antongil Conservation project has worked in a bay in the north east of Madagascar. People there are poor and had to live off the land. For years they hunted lemurs for meat, and cut down forest to sell wood and use the land for farming.
Our teams monitor wildlife, plant trees and patrol the area for illegal logging and poachers. We also have a new reintroduction project for lemurs.
Ecotourism has been introduced, as well as education and employment for local people. Our annual “lemur festival” attracts thousands of citizens, who celebrate the lemurs and the successes of the project!