Back in March I wrote about the coup in Madagascar. The coup and its aftermath have had a disastrous affect on Madagascar’s primates.
National Geographic has more:
The criminals are fueling demand for a new bush-meat delicacy in the country’s upscale restaurants, according to the nonprofit Conservation International.
No one knows how many lemurs have been killed, but species such as the golden crowned sifaka—considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature—are being targeted.
You can go to national geographic to read the rest of the story. Apparently scenes like this:
Are becoming commonplace and conservation workers are worried that the bush meat trade so prevalent in parts of Africa is becoming established in Madagascar.
Update 1: BBC News also has a story on the subject.