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2018 World Lemur Festival Events Calendar

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 […]

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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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Indri are Andasibe's most iconic species, protected in the rainforests managed by Mitsinjo.

LCN Member of the Month: Association Mitsinjo

  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 […]

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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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