Tell us about your background in lemur research. I am a senior undergraduate student in Sustainable Development from Appalachian State University, graduating in December 2019. I first got interested in conserving Madagascar’s rainforests through working on breaks from school at the Duke Lemur Center. You recently returned from Anjanaharibe Sud Special Reserve in northeast Madagascar. Can you tell us more about this reserve? Anjanaharibe Sud Special Reserve is an incredible place. It is lush, with life booming all around. Thought […]
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Visiting the villages outside Marojejy National Park in northeast Madagascar with local guide Jackson. Jackson shows us his reserve — Anolakely — where he is protecting and reforesting the land which provides homes for northern bamboo lemurs, frogs, and more.
Hiking in Marojejy is challenging but rewarding. The views of the surrounding water and mountains from camp 2 are breathtaking, and this is a great base for spotting rare and beautiful silky sifakas. Adventurous hikers can continue to camp 3 and to the summit on clear days.
Celebrate lemurs on World Lemur Day, Friday October 26! World Lemur Festival events will be held in Madagascar and around the world in October and November. This event listing will be updated throughout the month. Events in Madagascar ANS Ampefiloha Dihin’ny Varika Maneran-tany 2018 Andiany Faha Dimy Hosted by: Festival Mondial des Lémuriens Friday, October 5, 2018 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM — SAVA region At Andapa: one of Madagascar’s largest festival There will be many participants, a parade, dance contests […]
Tell us a little bit about the history of Association Mitsinjo. Association Mitsinjo was formed in 1999 as a grassroots village initiative by 13 community members from Andasibe. Originally created as an association of tourist guides, members soon began to also use their skills and experience for the conservation of the biodiversity of their region. Over the years of its existence, and having itself evolved from the community it is working in, Association Mitsinjo has developed into an important […]
Celebrate lemurs on World Lemur Day, October 27! World Lemur Festival events will be held in Madagascar on November 10-11, and throughout the world at the end of October and beginning of November. This event listing and map will be updated throughout the month. Events in Madagascar World Lemur Festival in Antananarivo, hosted by GERP November 10-11 Frontier Nosy Be, Madagascar October 27th We will set up a stand in Hell-ville near the market and we will promote our work here in […]
Dr. Pascal Rabeson is Centre Val Bio’s National Director, and originally from Toamasina, Madagascar. He has worked with Dr. Patricia Wright in Ranomafana on and off since 1995, most recently rejoining Centre ValBio in 2003. A key part of CVB’s Senior Management Team, Pascal now serves as the National Director at CVB headquarters in Ranomafana National Park. Can you tell me about your background? I grew up in Madagascar and earned my primary, secondary and high school education here. After I passed […]
In September, I visited the small town of Kianjavato in eastern Madagascar to meet with LCN members Conservation Fusion and Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership to learn about their work first hand. Both Conservation Fusion and MBP work closely with the villages in this area to build a strong foundation for continued conservation of the eleven lemur species in the nearby forests. Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership has worked in this region since 2009, and Conservation Fusion began their education programming here in 2010 to help teach the local children about […]