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SEPTEMBER 2015

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

LOCAL LENS

BY CHRISTOPHER E. TREMANN

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MADAGASCAR

Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”) and must not be in print

elsewhere. Please include a short description of the scene/event, as well as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used, to

locallens@afsa.org.

M

ade famous in

the animated

movies

named after

their primary habitat,

Madagascar, lemurs are

easy to spot in the island

nation. Yet, at the same

time, illegal logging and

hunting are endangering

these unusual creatures

and have, in fact, earned

them the undesirable

distinction of being one

of the most-endangered

vertebrates, threatened

with extinction. This par-

ticular one, a ring-tailed

lemur (lemur catta), rests

on a branch in Andasibe-

Mantadia National Park in

eastern Madagascar after

snacking on bananas.

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Deputy RSO for Investi-

gations Chris Tremann

is posted in Beijing. His

previous tour was as RSO in

Antananarivo, Madagascar,

where he had an opportu-

nity to explore the country

and experience the island

nation’s famed flora and

fauna firsthand. This photo

was taken in 2009 with a

Panasonic DMC-ZS7.