Global Politics

Lemur sanctuary

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Ringtailed lemurs (flickr image: Neurolysis)

Ring-tailed lemurs figure in our Geo Quiz. Lemurs live in the wild only on Madagascar and the nearby Comoro Islands but they're endangered and face all kinds of threats, from deforestation to hunting.

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This week, billionaire Richard Branson came up with a novel idea: He wants to create a safe haven for lemurs on an island he owns 8,000 miles away from Madagascar — in the Caribbean.

We're looking for the name of that island, it's part of the British Virgin Islands chain — not far from Puerto Rico.

The answer is Moskito Island in the Virgin Islands. The World's David Leveille reports on the controversial conservation idea.

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