The lemurs of marojejy strict nature reserve, Madagascar: A status overview with notes on ecology and threats

@article{Duckworth1995TheLO,
  title={The lemurs of marojejy strict nature reserve, Madagascar: A status overview with notes on ecology and threats},
  author={John W. Duckworth and Michael I. Evans and A. F. A. Hawkins and Roger J. Safford and Roger Wilkinson},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={16},
  pages={545-559}
}
From mid-August to late October 1988, we surveyed Marojejy Strict Nature Reserve, in the northern part of Madagascar’s rain forest. Although widely believed to be a keystone site for lemur conservation, only incidental information concerning Marojejy’s primate communities has hitherto been published. The reserve extends from 75 to 2133 m in altitude, and its 60,150 ha comprise an almost-intact series of altitudinal forest zones, now fundamentally isolated from formerly contiguous surrounding… 

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