ring tailed lemur morguefile CCAssessment of the Protected Areas Network in Madagascar for Lemur Conservation

User: Heather Peacock, MSc Thesis for Dept. of Geography, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Marxan was used to assess the protected area network in Madagascar for lemur conservation. This involved predicting lemur distribution with an extention of Marxan - Maxent Species Distribution Modelling software, designed an optimual reserve network for the lemurs, comparing that to the existing network, then prioritising wher the network needed expansion to meet conservation targets.