In this program produced by Sharon Pieczenik, Erik Patel, a PhD Candidate at Cornell University, discusses his efforts to save Silky Sifaka lemurs in Madagascar. Ninety-eight percent of Madagascar’s mammals, including the rare Silky Sifaka lemurs, exist nowhere else on Earth. Because of their white fur, and their amazing ability to fly through the forest, Silky Sifaka lemurs are called ‘angels of the forest.’ But Silkies are one of the world’s top 25 most endangered primates. If Silky Sifaka lemurs were to disappear from Madagascar, then they would disappear from our world. International scientists and local Malagasy conservationists are fighting for the survival of this exceptional species and its irreplaceable habitat.
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