Lemurs are now recognized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as the mammal group most threatened with extinction. Dr. Erik Patel and Dr. Alison Grand from the Lemur Conservation Foundation will discuss their organization’s efforts to save lemurs through managed breeding in Florida and community based conservation programs in northeastern Madagascar where Dr. Patel has been working since 2001. Recent surveys for the critically endangered Silky Sifaka Lemur, one of the rarest animals in the world, will be described. (See Tues., Sept. 25th listing: Movie Night: Natural World: Madagascar, Lemurs and Spies.)
When: The social period begins at 6 p.m. and the general meeting and program follow at 6:30 p.m.
(Please note: VAAS programs will be held on the 2nd Tuesday in December and 1st Tuesday in May only.)
Where: Venice Audubon Center at Annex Road behind the R. L. Anderson Administration Building, Venice, FL
Everyone is welcome!