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Watching Crowned Sifaka in the Amboloando Forest with IMPACT Madagascar

About the Amboloando Forest I conducted my research in the Amboloando Forest in collaboration with the non-profit organization IMPACT Madagascar. The forest is situated in the Dabolava commune of the Miandrivazo district, in the Menabe region. If you follow the national road 34, it is approximately 359 km west of Antananarivo. From the Dabolava commune, it takes a 2-hour walk to reach the forest. Objective of My Visit I aimed to review the results of support and assistance in agriculture […]

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LCN Member of the Month: The Department of ADD-University of Antananarivo

Tell us more about the Department of Anthropobiology and Sustainable Development (Mention Anthropobiologie et Developpement Durable or MADD). The department of Anthropobiology and Sustainable Development or “Mention Anthropobiologie et Developpement Durable (MADD)” is one of the study programs within the Department of Paleontology and Biological Anthropology (DPBA). Professor Berthe Rakotosaminana began this department in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Antananarivo in 1975. The Department of Paleontology and Biological Anthropology is often considered the “Birthplace of Malagasy primatologists”. […]

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LCN Member of the Month: Madagasikara Voakajy

  Tell us about the history of Madagasikara Voakajy. Madagasikara voakajy (MV) is a Malagasy association dedicated to conserve the endemic and endangered species of Madagascar in order to develop Malagasy local community livelihood. MV was created in 2005 by a young Malagasy researcher. Our work started with bats but now, MV has more than 20 projects related to other fauna and flora, including lemurs. We work with 5 different animal groups (Mammals, reptilian, Amphibia, Fish, and Birds) and also […]

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LCN Member of the Month: NGO Sadabe

Tell us about the history of NGO Sadabe. In 2000, we started our research at Tsinjoarivo classified forest as Phd Students from Antananarivo University and Stony Brook University. We worked for the NGO ICTE/MICET. Tsinjoarivo Forest has high biodiversity richness and is bio-geographically unique. Tsinjoarivo contains the most intact forest that remains in the Vakinankaratra region. However, Tsinjoarivo forest has faced conservation problems for many decades. The forest is threatened by commercial and illegal wood exploitation to produce a transport […]

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World Lemur Festival 2018 : Recap

The World Lemur Festival is a series of activities happening throughout the globe in October-November with the aim to raise awareness for lemur conservation, to celebrate these unique animals and Madagascar, and to show people the importance of protecting lemurs and their habitats.   2018 was the fifth year this festival was celebrated. Lemur supporters threw festival events in Madagascar, US, Europe and  Japan. Events were held and sponsored by many LCN members, including GERP, Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership, Conservation Fusion, […]

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Seheno with the two representatives from ONTM at their February meeting.

Lemur Conservation Community Secures Meeting with Office of National Tourism of Madagascar

Several months ago, the Office of National Tourism of Madagascar (ONTM) launched a campaign to promote travel in Madagascar by asking tourists to share photos of themselves holding captive lemurs. Maurice Adiba, the president of the NGO Reniala and Kim Reuter, a Technical Director at Conservation International and founder of the Pet Lemur Survey (read more about Kim’s research on pet lemurs in Madagascar in this previous blog post:, alerted the ONTM about the negative impacts this campaign could […]

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