The habitat of this brown lemur in Madagascar is likely to shrink by half before the end of the century due to climate change, finds a Duke University study. (David Haring, Duke Lemur Center) Animals Environment 

Lemurs: Where Will They Go?

By Kate Stone Anticipated climate changes are likely to leave a lot of Madagascar’s lemurs looking for new places to live. The results of a new study from Duke University show where lemurs may seek refuge and food as temperatures rise and rainfall patterns change across the 225,000-square-mile island over the next 65 years. Average temperatures throughout the island of Madagascar will rise by as much as 2.6 degrees by the year 2050. Rainfall patterns will probably be altered as well. Anecdotal evidence suggests climate changes are already being felt.…

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