Have you ever thought about lemurs as environmental superheroes, fighting climate change?
“If the ruffed lemurs vanish, so too would the large trees, changing the entire forest structure to favor small, fast-growing trees.”
“The forest then becomes one composed mainly of trees with low carbon-storage potential, and the carbon-storage capacity of the whole forest is affected,” says Moses. “This may have obvious global implications, with respect to climate change for example,” Kara Moses.
Enjoy this great MONGABAY interview from the field discussing how lemurs contribute to the forest: