The crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus) is a species of lemur that, like all lemurs, is endemic to Madagascar. They are found in dry deciduous and mangrove forests of the northwest side of Madagascar and spend most of their time in trees. They are classed as Critically Endangered due to habitat loss, The Aspinall Foundation are working hard in Madagascar to protect areas for species like this!
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How we're helping
Madagascar has an incredibly diverse environment and is home to a huge amount of species that are not found anywhere else in the world- 92% of Madagascar’s mammals are only found there, and lemurs are only found in Madagascar.
90% of those species rely heavily on the island’s forests, but unfortunately roughly 20% of the country’s original forests remain after suffering rampant deforestation for over a century.
In 2009 The Aspinall Foundation’s established and began funding community-based conservation projects to protect land in Madagascar.
We support Malagasy scientists and students to work with the local rangers to study lemurs, to help understand their feeding habits, social dynamics, and population trends to inform long-term conservation plans. Other activities include working with local schools, where we distribute educational materials to raise awareness and run teaching sessions. We also facilitate reforestation projects, which encourage local people to engage with protecting the precious rainforest the lemurs inhabit.
We partner with local community associations at every project site which enables us to assist local people to not only manage their forests and conservation programs in a sustainable way, but also to establish viable farming methods and stable income streams.
Over the past two years we have planted over 50,000 saplings, and this ongoing reforestation project will help bring back crucial habitats for the lemurs.