Lease the Land Critical to Saving the Greater Bamboo Lemur!
  • Petitioned Andry Rajoelina Nirina

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Chairman of the Malagasy Transition
Andry Rajoelina Nirina

Lease the Land Critical to Saving the Greater Bamboo Lemur!

    1. Petition by

      Neil Binnie

      Orinda, CA

The Greater Bamboo Lemur is critically endangered. Only 400 Greater Bamboo Lemurs are left in Madagascar, the only place they live, making them one of the world’s most endangered primates. Slash and burn agriculture has intensified since 2009, and logging and hunting threaten this already dwindling population of lemurs.

The Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE) is a non-profit organization based in Madagascar and at Stony Brook University in New York. Dr. Patricia Wright founded ICTE to help conserve the unique and diverse environments of Madagascar. ICTE has been working with Savingspecies.org to lease an 81,000-hectare (20,015 acres) parcel of land where the few remaining Greater Bamboo Lemurs live in the southeastern portion of the Ranomafana-Andringitra corridor.

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    1. Petition to be Sent on May 11

      Neil Binnie
      Petition Organizer

      I am sending this petition to the Chairman of the Malagasy Transition Andry Rajoelina Nirina at his e-mail (sitehatinfo@gmail.com) and via regular mail. I would appreciate it if everyone reached out to more of their friends to sign this petition before May 11. Together, we can save the Greater Bamboo Lemur!

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Laps for Lemurs

      Neil Binnie
      Petition Organizer

      This Sunday, I am swimming as many laps as I can in one hour. All of the donations I collect will go to saving the Greater Bamboo Lemurs. Some of you are already generously sponsoring me. Thanks a lot! If you're interested in more information, please click link below.

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Thanks!

      Neil Binnie
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for all your support. My signature list now represents 15 countries! Please check out my website Lapsforlemurs.com.

    6. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Bruce Willock ORINDA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Want to support/encourage young activists & believe in saving endangered species.

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    • Beth Lamont BERKELEY, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      We humans are losing and destroying precious wildland at a terrifying rate. The resulting habitat and species loss is far outpacing natural evolution - and there's no going back. Madagascar is fortunate to have this treasure, and I urge you to help protect the lemurs and their home.

      (Thank you to Neil Binnie for publicizing this important issue!)

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    • Stacy Barr GARDINER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Balance and education.

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    • Amy Thorstad VACAVILLE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      WE MUST TAKE CARE OF GOD'S CREATURES!

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    • Lindsay Dunn ORINDA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      The Greater Bamboo Lemur must be saved!!!! They are just so cute and so many species are going extinct due to global warming (mine TAP) and other stuff like deforestation and it is just so unfair to those animals that have always lived here!! Good luck!!!

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