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Slash-and-burn agriculture is affecting diademed sifaka populations in Madagascar ©Homo Ambiens Photography

Diademed sifaka

 

These amazing primates (Propithecus diadema) are found in the forests of Tsinjoaria in central Madagascar. Every year, thousands of acres of tropical rainforest is destroyed in Madagascar to satisfy the demand for timber, putting immense pressure on their population.

Slash-and-burn agricultural practices remain the biggest threat to their existence in their tiny corner of precious remaining tropical forest, and it is projected that these already critically endangered primates will face a further 80% reduction in their population in the next 40 years.