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Rough Cut: Madagascan Lemurs, now available in the US

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King Julien XIII 
Photo: Screenshot from 
Madagascar

What are Lemurs doing in Durham, North Carolina? I thought they lived in Madagascar and were in Madagascar?

In the name of conservation, heritage in the ‘developing world’ are collected by the West. Would I be crazy to say soon tourists won’t need to travel anywhere to see anything from Africa and the like? Your governments will bring it to a neighbourhood near you.

Some of the biggest exhibitions of our heritage are in Europe and America. And bostonglobe.com where I found the news has appropriately titled the post: Can’t get to Madagascar? You can still see lemurs.

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Conservation is plausible. Without foreign help some heritage from Africa and other parts will go bust. But how about localising efforts and support? And making sure whatever is donated is used appropriately by receiving governments?

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Photo: iParjan/Wikimedia Commons

Please #BringBackTheLemurs.

Sep 8, 2014

Letters to Marissa: Backward

Dear Marissa,

When you mess up, sometimes you get a second chance. You could even get a third, fourth, tenth. But it has become known to me that for some people, whatever stopped them from taking the first opportunity, comes around to make sure they forfeit the subsequent ones as well.

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My classmate Mia.
Sep 8, 2014

My classmate Mia.

Straws on water.
Sep 7, 2014

Straws on water.