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Indri with baby among the fluff in Andasibe. Photo: Lynne Venart.

Over $100,000 of Donations Matched for Lemurs!

In November and December 2023, donations up to $7,500 each for 15 conservation organizations in Madagascar will be matched by Conservation Allies! That’s over $100,000 matched to save lemurs from extinction! All 15 organizations are trusted and work directly with communities in Madagascar to address human needs and protect lemur habitat. Donate Online through Conservation Allies! Double your impact for crowned lemurs by donating to Madagasikara Voakajy before December 31! Photo: Mathias Appel. MEMBERS OF THE LEMUR CONSERVATION NETWORK WITH [...]
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Ringtailed Lemur on tree branch

Top 10 Ways to Help Lemurs for World Lemur Day

It’s October, and it’s time to celebrate lemurs! We hold the World Lemur Festival all October, and we can’t wait until World Lemur Day on October 27. We love seeing photos and artwork featuring lemurs shared around the world this time of year. And, it’s always fun to see people celebrating at zoos, planting trees in Madagascar, and wearing fun lemur costumes around the world. Check out our calendar to find an event. 1. Join our Lemur Art Challenge and […]

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Join the 2023 World Lemur Festival Art Challenge!

Celebrate lemurs with us all October through an art challenge! Join the 2023 World Lemur Festival Art Challenge to help us inspire the world to love lemurs and take action to save them from extinction. Each week from October 1 to October 28, we will provide a new lemur-themed prompt. This year we are opening up the challenge to all types of art forms: photography, poetry, dance, drawing, painting, collage, whatever you can come up with! Use your creativity to [...]
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Kids learn how to play lemur card games with LCN volunteer, Misa.

Support Conservation Education in Four Areas of Madagascar this Summer

You can help communities across Madagascar learn about lemurs this summer! Two of our volunteers at the Lemur Conservation Network will be traveling in Madagascar, and they hope to deliver lemur education kits to eight organizations in four regions. Coral Chell will be in Madagascar for her PhD research with the University of Toronto, and Lynne Venart will be traveling across the island to write blog posts and take photos for LCN, and enjoy some lemur watching! Both volunteers are [...]
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Mamy and Planet Madagascar work closely with local communities living near Ankarafantsika National Park. Photo: Whitley Awards.

Whitley Award Success for Mamy Razafitsalama and Planet Madagascar!

Conservation in Madagascar got a big boost this week, as Mamy Razafitsalama of Planet Madagascar won a Whitley Fund for Nature award! The Lemur Conservation Network congratulates Mamy for this great honor. This award is a testament to his hard work and his dedication to lemur conservation in Madagascar. In this blog post, learn more about the award, about Mamy’s work with Planet Madagascar, and how he plans to use the prize money to support conservation. About the Whitley Fund […]

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“If tomorrow…Madagascar!”, A Poem

If tomorrow.. Madagascar!   If tomorrow, no more lemurs or any endemic animal species Were around in those pockets of forests Whether dry, or spiny, or rain or montane or littoral Or primary or secondary or pristine or any pieces…   If tomorrow, no more trees Whether shrubs or short or tall Whether deciduous or ever green No longer to be seen in those hills or lowlands…   If tomorrow, no more soil fertile On those used-to-be granaries of Madagascar […]

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Red-bellied lemur adult with infant. Photo: Velontsara Jean Baptiste.

Learn About the 2022 World Lemur Day Logo with Dr. Stacey Tecot!

The 2022 World Lemur Festival and World Lemur Day logo features an illustration of the Red Bellied Lemur and the Rufous Mouse Lemur. We spoke to scientist Dr. Stacey Tecot to learn more about these two iconic lemur species. Can you tell us about our two featured species? Where are they found, what do they eat, and are they endangered? Red Bellied Lemur The red-bellied lemurs are a medium-sized lemur species best known for their chestnut brown coat colour, and […]

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Join the 2022 World Lemur Festival Drawing Challenge!

October 28 is World Lemur Day, and we invite you to celebrate lemurs with us all October through a drawing challenge! Join the 2022 World Lemur Festival drawing challenge to help us inspire the world to love lemurs and take action to save them from extinction. Each week from September 25 to October 30, we are highlighting one of the five families of lemurs on our social media channels. We challenge artists of all ages to join the challenge by […]

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