Trouble In Lemur Land: New Film Documents the Plight of Endangered Silky Sifakas (Video)

If you've got about an hour to spare and like any of all of the following, nature documentaries, Madagascar, lemurs, learning more about illegal logging, or conservation, then spend it watching primatologist Erik Patel's new(ish) film Trouble in Lemur Land. The whole thing is embedded above for your viewing pleasure. The focus of the film is the endangered silky sifaka lemur and the threats they face--which are the usual culprits: illegal logging (rosewood being at the top of the list), habitat loss due to increasing human population, and the bushmeat trade (again, humans...).

I have to say, just watching the way the silkies (as they're known for short) move through the trees is pretty amazing.

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Tags: Deforestation | Endangered Species

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