Target: Regis Manoro, Minister of Education in Madagascar
Goal: Educate students about the dangers of deforestation to prevent the extinction of the Madagascar lemur.
Over 90 percent of Madagascar lemurs will soon be extinct. Deforestation and human interference is to blame. If future generations understood the dangers of deforestation, the lemurs may have a chance. Demand that Madagascar’s educational curriculum include endangered species and the fragile ecosystem in order to prevent future extinctions.
The forests of Madagascar are home to 107 species of lemurs. At present, 24 of these species are listed as ‘critically endangered’ due to deforestation. Deforestation has resulted in the erosion of soil on the forest floor and has made it difficult for trees to grow.
Currently, students are not taught about the importance of the Madagascar lemur and the preservation of Madagascar’s delicate forest. Without this knowledge, how will future generations prevent extinction? Sign below and urge the Ministry of Education to add these important issues to the curriculum.
Dear Minister Ramoro,
Over 90 percent of lemurs now face extinction. Deforestation has destroyed their habitat and left them without food and shelter. Awareness of the problem is key and the lack of education about Madagascar’s indigenous species puts the delicate ecosystem at risk.
The current educational curriculum does not address Madagascar’s indigenous species or the importance of the forests. Problem-solving begins in the classroom. It is essential that students understand the importance of habitat preservation and its role in the lemur’s endangerment.
Nearly 30,000 hectares of Madagascar’s rainforest disappear annually. With proper education, that can change. We demand that the school curriculum include the importance of indigenous species and the dangers of deforestation in order to prevent extinction.
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