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Trouble in Lemur Land:

Phantoms of the Forest




Erik Patel

Channel: Eden

9 June 2011 (UK)

Duration: 1 hour


Richard Armitage




First broadcast in the UK on the Eden channel on 9 June 2011, Trouble in Lemur Land, showcases the critically endangered silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) inhabitants of the island of Madagascar. With only 300-2,000 silky sifaka's surviving in the wild, this large and distinct lemur is considered one of the top 25 most endangered primates in the world.


Primatologist, Erik Patel said the film took months of filming in Madagascar, but managed to captured "some of the best HD footage of silky sifakas ever filmed," including infants.


The film also highlights the illegal logging of rosewood, one of the primary threats to the silky sifaka.

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Last updated 10 March 2012