Author Archive | Lynne Venart
October 28 is World Lemur Day, and we invite you to celebrate lemurs with us all October through a drawing challenge! Join the 2022 World Lemur Festival drawing challenge to help us inspire the world to love lemurs and take action to save them from extinction. Each week from September 25 to October 30, we are highlighting one of the five families of lemurs on our social media channels. We challenge artists of all ages to join the challenge by […]
This year’s World Lemur Festival and World Lemur Day logo features an illustration by the artist Mr. Lemur. We chatted with Mr. Lemur about his inspiration for the illustration. And, we spoke with Dr. Chloe Chen-Kraus, the scientist who took the photo that inspired Mr. Lemur to create it. Learn what inspires Mr. Lemur, if sifakas really hug trees, and how conservation can allow humans and lemurs to coexist in Madagascar’s remaining forests. Interview with Mr. Lemur A lot […]
This Fall, the Lemur Conservation Network is partnering with Mongabay Kids for the World Lemur Festival! Mongabay Kids is a new education site for kids aged 6 to 12. It launched in March 2021 to replace Mongabay’s rainforests for kids site, which dates to 2004 and has now been merged with Mongabay’s main rainforest information section. The new site inspires and educates kids about ecology, wildlife, and conservation. Celebrating Biodiversity Days on Mongabay Kids Since their launch in March, Mongabay Kids […]
Learn what lemur species appear in the animated Madagascar film. Find tips for using the movie to learn and teach about lemurs, Madagascar, biodiversity, and conservation. The Dreamworks animated film, Madagascar, has helped people recognize lemurs and know the name of the only place in the world where they are found, Madagascar. It features engaging lemur characters and imagery of Madagascar. Thus, the film is an incredible opportunity to learn about these curious creatures and their wild habitats. What does […]
This Fall, the Lemur Conservation Network (LCN) is thrilled to collaborate with Pangolin: The Conservation Podcast on a series of episodes about conservation in Madagascar. The first episode will launch on September 20 with an introduction to lemurs and their conservation by LCN’s Director, Lucia Rodriguez. Throughout September and October, podcast host Jack Baker will chat with 8 Malagasy and international experts about pivotal topics for lemur conservation, including responsible tourism, wildlife hunting, community conservation, government collaboration, education, and more. […]
In Madagascar, ecotourism can be a win-win-win for tourists, Malagasy people, and Madagascar’s lemurs and other wildlife. When done well, ecotourism helps protect natural environments by both supporting conservation and providing financial benefits to local people and their communities.
The 2020 World Lemur Festival was a great success! Thank you to all of the zoos, organizations, universities, artists, and lemur fans around the world who celebrated lemurs and spread messages about their conservation! Compared to last year, the 2020 festival saw more organizations holding events, more social media about lemurs, and more money raised! Over twice as many organizations participated around the world, including zoos and universities in Madagascar, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia. Looking […]