Black and White Ruffed Lemur by Nathalie Heseltine
The artwork used on these cards was created to cast light on a variety of endangered species from around the world. Made from collages of magazine clippings, the originals of these vibrant and beautiful pieces have been exhibited in London.
The Black and White Ruffed Lemur
STATUS: Critically endangered
Found in rainforests in Madagascar. the striking Black and White Ruffed Lemur is amongst the most iconic of the lemur species, with its name coming from the large white furry 'ruff' around its neck. They are incredibly loud, only being the second loudest primate after the famous howler monkey.
Due to their large size and daylight activity patterns, these lemurs are one of the most heavily hunted lemur species in the Madagascar. They are also the first species to disappear when human activities like logging and agriculture encroach upon their rainforest habitat.
CONSERVATION: Captive breeding efforts are having limited success, as animals that have not grown up in the wild struggle to adapt.
About the artist
From her days of looking after hundreds of stick insects to her incredible artwork that highlights the plight of some of our most wonderful creatures, London based Nathalie Heseltine has always had a love for animals. When she's not creating her masterpieces, you can find her either studying marine conservation or travelling to some far flung country to save marine life.