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Almost all lemurs are threatened with extinction

virtually all of the species of the lemuren - the small prosimians with large eyes, which lives in the large island nation of Madagascar is under threat of extinction.

Of the 107 species found today, is the 103 threatened by extinction. Of them is 33 acutely threatened and could become extinct in the wild, warns The International Naturbeskyttelsesunion (IUCN).

It appears by the IUCN's latest so-called red list, which assesses the total 120.372 animal species the world over.

Of them is about a quarter - a little over 30,000 - in danger of disappearing from the wild.

- the Homo sapiens should radically change its relationship to other species and to nature as a whole, said Grethel Aguilar, who is the acting director general of the IUCN.

Lemurs are considered as a nationalklenodie on Madagascar, but they are under threat from several fronts.

Ønationen off the coast of Africa are poor and do not have many resources to nature conservation.

Also disappear lemurs because of illegal hunting or illegal trade. This trade can be lucrative, because a lot of people are willing to pay large sums to have a lemur as a pet.

at the same time over 40 percent of Madagascar's forest has been harvested since 1950.

- If you destroy or drastically change their forest habitats, they may not survive, says Russ Mittermeier, who is a specialist in primates by the IUCN.

Last year, warned the UN's panel for biodiversity IPBES, that up to one million species could become extinct as a result of man's clearance of forests and use of natural resources.

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