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A national survey of household pet lemur ownership in Madagascar

Primates are extracted from the wild for the pet trade across the world. In Madagascar, lemurs are kept as illegal pets and an understanding of lemur pet ownership at the national level is lacking. In 2013 and 2016, we undertook a national survey in 11 of Madagascar’s 22 administrative regions (n = 28 towns) with 1,709 households. To our knowledge, this is the first national survey of the household ownership of pet primates in a country where they are endemic. In the 1.5 years prior to being surveyed, 8% ± 4% (towns as replicates) of respondents had seen a captive lemur while a further 0.7% ± 0.5% of respondents had owned one personally. We estimate that 33,428 ± 24,846 lemurs were kept in Malagasy households in the six months prior to our survey efforts, with 18,462 ± 12,963 of these pet lemurs estimated in urban household alone. Rates of lemur ownership did not differ by province but increased with the human population of a town and with the popularity of the town on Flickr (a proxy indicator for tourism). We found that the visibility of pet lemur ownership did not differ across the country, but it did increase with the size of the town and popularity with tourists. Areas with visible pet lemurs were not always the areas with the highest rates of pet lemur ownership, highlighting that many pet lemurs are hidden from the general public. Our study highlights the need for conservation programs to consider both the proportion of inhabitants that own pet lemurs and the total number of lemurs that are potentially being kept as pets in those towns. We close by noting that for some species, even just a small amount of localized live extraction for pet ownership could be enough to cause localized population extinctions over time. Moreover, an urgent response is needed to combat a recent and alarming rise in illegal exploitation of biodiversity across Madagascar.
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Ute Radespiel

Studied Biology from 1983-1990 in Regensburg and Göttingen (Germany)

Doctoral degree in 1998 at the University of Hannover (Germany)

Research fellow at the TiHo between 1998-2002 incl. one year postdoctoral studies in

London/Cardiff, U.K.

2002-2005 : Lecturer at the TiHo

2005: Habilitation in the field of Zoology

2006-2009 : senior lecturer at TiHo

since 2009 : adjunct professor at the TiHo

Research activities incl. yearly visits to Madagascar since 1995

Member of the International Primatological Society (IPS), Gesellschaft für Primatologie (GfP), Society for Tropical Ecology (gtoe), GERP, Zoological Society (DZG), IUCN SSC PSG

Review activities for > 9 funding agencies (incl. DFG, DAAD, Leakey Foundation, Primate Conservation

Inc., Alexander-von-Humboldt Stiftung) and for > 25 scientific journals

80 scientific publications, 24 book chapters, 121 contributions to scientific meetings, 57 oral presentations.

Supervision of 19 PhD students, 6 Master students, 10 Diploma students and 16 Bachelor students

Domaines d’expertise/Area of expertise: Behaviour, social structure, habitat use, genetics,

taxonomy, species distribution and occurrences, nocturnal species and forest fragmentation

Espèces étudiées / Species: Microcebus sp., Lepilemur sp.

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KATZ Andrea

I have worked in the field of lemur conservation and captive lemur management for over 40 years, both at the Duke Lemur Center (DLC) and at Parc Ivoloina, Madagascar.

As Curator of the DLC animal colony (2006-2017), I was responsible for animal management and breeding programs for the DLC’s approximately 250 prosimian primates. I coordinated our breeding programs with national and international priorities for conservation breeding, partnering with other universities, accredited institutions and zoos.

As Technical Advisor at Parc Ivoloina, Toamasina, Madagascar (1987-2004), on behalf of the DLC and the Madagascar Fauna & Flora Group, Charlie Welch and I led development of the Zoo & Forestry Station of Ivoloina which became a multi-faceted conservation center with programs of environmental education, captive breeding of lemurs, agroforestry, ecotourism and conservation capacity building. During this period, we also conducted the first-ever reintroduction of captive born lemurs to the wild in Madagascar (Varecia variegata re-stocking program in Betampona Reserve).

Honors

“Chevalier de l’Ordre National”, awarded by the President of Madagascar (2004)

“Certificat de Bonne Conduite”, awarded by the President of the Province of Toamasina, Madagascar (2004)

“Certificat de Mérite sur les Activités Environnementales”, awarded by the Director of the Environment, Water and Forests, Toamasina, Madagascar (2004)

Domaines d’expertise/Area of expertise: Ex situ conservation of lemurs

Espèces étudiées / Species: All lemur species that have been held in captivity (approx. 25 species)

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RANAIVOARISOA Jean Freddy


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RAKOTONDRAVONY Romule

Initié sur les principales méthodes d’études sur terrains sur lémuriens dans le centre de recherche de DPZ dans la forêt de Kirindy Morondava, je me suis intéressé depuis 1998 aux comportements, biogéographie et conservation des lémuriens. Avant et après mon DEA (Master) portant sur « la locomotion et l’utilisation de l’habitat par Propithecus verreauxi de la forêt de Kirindy Morondava » en 1999, et mon Doctorat sur « la biogéographie des microcèbes à travers le PN Ankarafantsika » en 2003-2007, j’ai participé à des suivis écologiques, inventaires de lémuriens dans diverses forêts, notamment au Nord-est, Est, Centre, Ouest et Nord-ouest de Madagascar. Dernièrement, du 2009 au 2017, j’ai effectué le suivi de lémuriens dans le site minier d’Ambatovy Moramanga. Parallèlement, j’ai travaillé en tant qu’enseignant permanent à la Faculté des Sciences, de Technologies et de l’Environnement de l’Université des Mahajanga, là où j’ai encadré principalement des étudiants en Master travaillant sur les lémuriens.

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