Why are aye - ayes important?
Aye-ayes have unique adaptations and raise important questions about lemur evolution. In the wild, they prey upon insects and seeds.
Deforestation in Madagascar is the main reason that aye-ayes are endangered. Deforestation (the cutting down of trees) is causing the aye-aye to lose its habitat which has in turn caused the aye-aye to become endangered. To answer your question directly, in order to protect the aye-aye, we need to stop cutting down trees in Madagascar.
The Aye Ayes are a Near Threatened species. Because of superstition that the aye ayes bring death and are an evil species have caused death to numerous animals. They are killed the local villagers on sight. The superstition is that, if an aye aye is spotted, a villager would die unless the aye aye is killed. So villagers comfortably kill the aye ayes.