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.

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