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The World Lemur Festival 5th Edition in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Why did GERP organize a large event such as this event for the World Lemur Festival (WLF)? The World Lemur Festival began in 2014, currently we are at the 5th edition of the WLF. At GERP, we are convinced that the awareness to Malagasy people of lemur conservation is a priority and it needs to be strengthened. For many reasons: First, we know that forests areas are more and more in decline in Madagascar and lemurs live in the forests. […]

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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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LCN Member of the Month: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

  Tell us a little bit about the history of Wildlife Conservation Society Wildlife Conservation Society, an American organization, is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to the conservation of terrestrial and marine biodiversity as well as landscapes. Since its launch in 1993, the WCS Madagascar Program works throughout Madagascar to ensure the long-term conservation of the country’s unique biological diversity with a focus on activities in priority landscape/seascapes. WCS has been engaged in Makira since 2003 and led the creation […]

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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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