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The World Lemur Festival 5th Edition in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Why did GERP organize a large event such as this event for the World Lemur Festival (WLF)? The World Lemur Festival began in 2014, currently we are at the 5th edition of the WLF. At GERP, we are convinced that the awareness to Malagasy people of lemur conservation is a priority and it needs to be strengthened. For many reasons: First, we know that forests areas are more and more in decline in Madagascar and lemurs live in the forests. […]

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LCN Member of the Month: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

  Tell us a little bit about the history of Wildlife Conservation Society Wildlife Conservation Society, an American organization, is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to the conservation of terrestrial and marine biodiversity as well as landscapes. Since its launch in 1993, the WCS Madagascar Program works throughout Madagascar to ensure the long-term conservation of the country’s unique biological diversity with a focus on activities in priority landscape/seascapes. WCS has been engaged in Makira since 2003 and led the creation […]

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Announcing the 2018 World Lemur Festival!

We encourage all member organizations and lemur fans to celebrate lemurs with us on the World Lemur Festival 2018! The World Lemur Festival events will be held in Madagascar and throughout the world on the 26th-28th of October. The World Lemur Festival and World Lemur Day raise awareness for lemur conservation, and tell the world how amazing lemurs and Madagascar are. The World Lemur Festival is for everyone—lemur fans and conservation leaders, scientists and artists, teachers and students, kids and parents, and YOU! About the World Lemur Festival The […]

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LCN Member of the Month: Planet Madagascar

Planet Madagascar is the member of the month for July 2018. Their programs are centered around conservation, community, and education. Planet Madagascar works closely with local forest communities near Ankarafantsika National Park to improve the lives of the people living here and conserve lemurs and their habitat.

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LCN Member of the Month: Centre ValBio

  Tell us a little bit about the history of Centre ValBio. Inaugurated in 2003, Centre ValBio (CVB)is a world class research facility at the entrance to Ranomafana National Park in southeastern Madagascar. CVB was founded by Dr. Patricia Wright, Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University, New York. In 1986, a research team led by Dr. Patricia C. Wright (then an Assistant Professor from Duke University) camped in the classified rainforest near the village of Ranomafana.  On that expedition into […]

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LCN Member of the Month: Duke Lemur Center

Tell us a little bit about the history of the Duke Lemur Center. In 1966, John Buettner-Janusch, a Yale anthropologist, partnered with Duke biologist Peter Klopfer to relocate Buettner-Janusch’s colony of lemurs from Connecticut to the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided the funds to build a “living laboratory” where lemurs and their close relatives could be studied intensively and non-invasively. In 1966, the nascent Duke Lemur Center (then called the Duke […]

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Getting the SOS Lemur Grant: What to Expect Next?

Working with IUCN’s Save Our Species Program Working with colleagues in IUCN’s Save Our Species allows me to help connect two important parts of the global conservation system: action on the ground to the international level of policy, awareness raising and donor priorities. I am privileged to work closely with colleagues across Madagascar who have dedicated their careers to protecting lemurs and who appreciate the fundamental importance of this link. Grants for conservation projects are a valuable interface between these […]

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LCN Member of the Month: ONG Reniala-The Lemur Rescue Center

The lemur Rescue center created by the NGO Reniala responds to the problem of keeping lemurs illegally in captivity in Madagascar. Tell us a little bit about the history of the Lemur Rescue Center. In 1998, Maurice ADIBA founded the private reserve Reniala in parallel with the NGO Reniala. A science teacher, Maurice was very sensitive to Madagascar’s environmental problems while teaching in Tulear between 1990 and 1993. The NGO Reniala has been working on the Reniala Reserve site as […]

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