Tell us more a bit about the Department of Anthropobiology and Sustainable Development- “Mention Anthropobiologie et Developpement Durable” or ADD” 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 […]
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 […]
Tell us a little bit 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. Their work started with bats but now, MV has more than 20 projects related to other fauna and flora species. Where is Madagasikara Voakajy located? MV’s office is based in Tana but we […]
Hello Fellow Lemur Lovers and thanks in advance for reading my blog post. A Little About Me My name is Domoina and this is my first time blogging about lemurs, so please forgive me if my blogging skills are not top notch yet. As my first name may suggest, I originally come from the beautiful island of Madagascar. I am from Antananarivo (or Tana), the capital city of Madagascar, but I have lived in Canada for the past 4 years. […]
Tell us a little bit 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 […]
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.
Hello again lemur fans, In this blog I would like to talk about the Endangered Crowned Sifaka. This specie of Sifaka are easily recognisable by their creamy white body, golden brown chests and black crown of fur. They spend most of their time eating and resting, depending on the season and they like to spend time in the very tops of trees. They usually come down to the ground to move between larger clearings to get to other areas of […]
LCN Member of April is Mikajy Natiora, a Malagasy NGO founded by Dr. Sylviane Volampeno that is working in northwest Madagascar to improve local livelihoods and protect biodiversity including lemurs and ibis.