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The start of large scale reforestation: increased habitat for the loris

The Montane Evergreen Forests (MEF) of Sri Lanka is beginning to expand. This is great news for the Horton Plains slender loris (HPSL), a subspecies which is endemic to Sri Lanka and restricted to the MEF in the central highland. Furthermore the MEF in Sri Lanka is considered a super-hotspot within the globally important Sri […]

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Raising awareness and restoring the montane evergreen forest for the Horton Plains slender loris!

The Montane Evergreen Forests (MEF) of Sri Lanka will soon be expanding. This is great news for the Horton Plains slender loris (HPSL), a subspecies which is endemic to Sri Lanka and restricted to the MEF. These forests (1600m asl) are one of the critical ecosystems in Sri Lanka (not only for unique biodiversity but also […]

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Open your eyes for Loris awareness week

You may not be aware that we are currently in the midst of loris awareness week (http://www.nocturama.org/its-loris-awareness-week/), an event that is being promoted by the Little Fireface Project to protect all eight slow loris and the two slender loris species. This is the first international week dedicated to the conservation of the Asian lorises and […]

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Species of the Week: Horton Plains Slender Loris

Species of the Week: Horton Plains Slender Loris

The Horton Plains slender loris, also known as montane loris (Loris tardigradus nyctoceboides) is bizarre and adorable all at once. It did a disappearing act for 65 years which lead many researcher to believe it could be extinct; but EDGE researches managed to locate it after  more than 1,000 night time surveys in Sri Lankan […]

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Urgent Action Needed: Planting Trees for Loris

Note: Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign and helped us reach our target! if you would like to keep supporting EDGE project consider a monthly donation.   Until recently the Horton Plains slender loris (Loris tardigradus nycticeboides) was believed possibly extinct. In 2009 after two hundred hours of surveying ZSL EDGE researchers rediscovered […]

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