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Madagascar Fights to Save Lemurs From Extinction

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August 16, 2013
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Lemurs, who only live on the island of Madagascar, are under threat from deforestation and poaching. NGOs are trying to save the species but they are fighting poverty, hunger and a lack of awareness among the local communities.


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