Conservation in Madagascar got a big boost this week, as Mamy Razafitsalama of Planet Madagascar won a Whitley Fund for Nature award! The Lemur Conservation Network congratulates Mamy for this great honor. This award is a testament to his hard work and his dedication to lemur conservation in Madagascar. In this blog post, learn more about the award, about Mamy’s work with Planet Madagascar, and how he plans to use the prize money to support conservation. About the Whitley Fund […]
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Learn About the 2022 World Lemur Day Logo with Dr. Stacey Tecot!
The 2022 World Lemur Festival and World Lemur Day logo features an illustration of the Red Bellied Lemur and the Rufous Mouse Lemur. We spoke to scientist Dr. Stacey Tecot to learn more about these two iconic lemur species. Can you tell us about our two featured species? Where are they found, what do they eat, and are they endangered? Red Bellied Lemur The red-bellied lemurs are a medium-sized lemur species best known for their chestnut brown coat colour, and […]
On the Ground in Madagascar with Ellie Dobbs: Researching Aye-Aye Taboos
We interview Ellie Dobbs, a Masters student in Conservation Biology at the University of Kent. Her research studies the variations in perceptions and taboos about aye-ayes in Madagascar. Her undergraduate dissertation is titled “The Aye-Aye Enigma: Analysing the variation in attitudes, beliefs, and customary institutions pertaining to the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)”. She aimed to deduce existing patterns in attitudes and highlight drivers for these attitudes and perceptions. What is your background, and how did you find yourself studying the lemurs […]
Promoting Conservation Through Art
Montreal-based Galerie d’art LSB, is hosting Canadian artist, Emily Read, and her Not So Hopeless series to shine the light on endangered species. The alternative loft gallery works closely with artists to help raise funds for various humanitarian efforts. This exhibition focuses on raising funds to help save animals from extinction. The Not So Hopeless series consists of 60 different paintings, big and small. Each painting tells the story of a different endangered species or individual animal who, with the […]
On the Ground in Madagascar with Mariah Donohue
We talk with lemur PhD researcher Mariah Donohue about her research in Ranomafana, her time in Madagascar during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her undying love for brown lemurs.