Models Predict Where Lemurs Will Go as Climate Warms

Climate Change Could Squeeze Lemurs Into Smaller Ranges by 2080

Robin Smith

February 18, 2015, Durham, NC — Anticipated climate changes in coming decades are likely to leave a lot of Madagascar’s lemurs looking for new places to live.

A new study predicts where the cat-like primates are likely to seek refuge if average temperatures throughout the island rise by 1.1 to 2.6 degrees by 2050, as predicted. Rainfall patterns are expected to change, too.

See the story at http://today.duke.edu/2015/02/lemursonthemove