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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: https://lemurconservationnetwork.org/on-the-ground-kim-reuter/), alerted the ONTM about the negative impacts this campaign could […]

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