Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2000Critically Endangered
- 1996Critically Endangered(Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
- 1996Critically Endangered
Following the discovery of small unknown populations of crowned sifaka living in fragmented habitats along the central highlands of Madagascar and a technical workshop on this species, a metapopulation conservation strategy been set up to save the population of Crowned Sifaka in Madagascar (Razafindramanana and Roullet 2011). This project aims to establish a metapopulation management approach to the conservation of the small and fragmented crowned sifaka populations and their habitats in Madagascar. The EAZA captive population is included in this programme to ensure its long-term viability as a reserve population for possible future reintroduction, but also as a model for the wild populations. This is a multidisciplinary strategy that involves many partners including members of EAZA and EEP (MEF/GERP/TAF 2011).
The crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus) is a sifaka endemic to Madagascar. It has a length of 87 to 102 centimeters, of which 47-57 centimeters are tail. The crowned sifaka lives in western Madagascar. It lives in dry deciduous forest.
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