White-fronted Brown Lemur
White-Fronted Brown Lemur
Eulemur fulvus albifrons
Range: Restricted to north-eastern Madgascar
Habitat: Found in the moist lowland and monane rainforest. Brown Lemurs are tree dwelling and spend most of their time in the upper layers of the forest.
Threats: Destruction of the rainforest in north-eastern Madagscar by slash-and-burn agriculture is the primary threat to the White-fronted Lemur. Hunting and trapping for food or the pet trade also pose a significant threat to this Lemur in many parts of its range.
Unlike for example Baboons where there is a male in charge in prosimian species, females play he dominant role. They get the best food choices in the wild, defend the group and choose with whom they mate.
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!