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.