Save the silky sifaka!
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Silky sifakas are amongst the rarest mammals on earth, and are listed as one of the 'Top 25 Most Critically Endangered Primates'. They are only found within a few protected areas in the rainforests of north-eastern Madagascar and are the flag-ship ...
Silky sifakas are amongst the rarest mammals on earth, and are listed as one of the 'Top 25 Most Critically Endangered Primates'. They are only found within a few protected areas in the rainforests of north-eastern Madagascar and are the flag-ship species for these areas, particularly for Marojejy National Park which has recently been inaugurated as part of a World Heritage Site Cluster.

Silky sifakas have never survived in captivity, largely due to their highly complex diet that is unable to be replicated in zoos and consists of some 150 plant species.

They are primarily threatened by illegal logging and hunting, and, given that there are as few as 300 remaining, it is 'make or break' for this incredible species. Silkys give birth to only one baby every two years, and the females are fertile only one day a year.

I am embarking on a 2000km cycling journey (in a lemur costume, for good measure) to raise funds for urgently needed population research in remote areas of forest that have never been surveyed before.

While you might never be able to visit some of these beautiful areas and animals, I hope you will not forget them, and that you will continue to work for their preservation. YOUR help can make all the difference.

Thank you so much,

Ivan
facebook.com/cyclingforsifakas

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