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Matthew Richardson

Photo: Matthew Richardson 2017

Matthew Richardson is a Canadian conservationist, primatologist and author. For several years he worked for the U.S.-based NGO Conservation International, co-authoring various books and academic papers. Notable among these were Lemurs of Madagascar (third edition, 2010) and the massive primate volume to the Handbook of the Mammals of the World series. He also lived and worked, for a time, at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands, and has served as an active member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Primate Specialist Group (past) and Conservation Planning Specialist group (presently). He currently lives in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec.


Phone number:
514 912-2574


The Royal Book of Lists: An Irreverent Romp Through Royal History from Alfred the Great to Prince William. The Dundurn Group, 2001
Threatened and Recently-Extinct Vertebrates of the World: A Biogeographic Approach. Cambridge Univesity Press, 2020
Lemurs of Madagascar (third edition). Conservation International, 2010
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