Through December 31, 2021, donations up to $5,000 each for 5 Malagasy conservation organizations will be matched by Conservation Allies! That’s twice the impact for lemurs!
Your support gives hope to lemurs, to Madagascar’s people, and to all of the unique wildlife in Madagascar. These organizations are trusted, well-established partners of the Lemur Conservation Network who work directly with communities in Madagascar to address human needs and protect lemur habitat.
DONATIONS MATCHED FOR THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS
Madagasikara Voakajy works to save the crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) and other threatened species in Bobaomby, northern Madagascar. They are establishing a protected area; supporting communities through water wells, schools, health centers, and sustainable agriculture; increasing the communities’ capacity to protect the forest by equipping, training, and employing patrollers and community leaders; and helping to enforce regulations.
By protecting and restoring Bobaomby forests, we expect to provide crowned lemurs a safe habitat to survive.
— Julie Razafimanahaka, Director and Tusk Award finalist
Mikajy Natiora is a Malagasy scientific research organization that prioritizes the involvement of local communities. They work in northwest Madagascar, home to blue-eyed black lemurs and the Sahamalaza sportive lemur. Here, they work to protect the forest through supporting rangers, providing sustainable livelihoods for local people, planting tree nurseries, and supporting growing ecotourism in the area.
GERP is a scientific association with nearly 200 members founded by Professor Jonah Ratsimbazafy, who also founded the World Lemur Festival. GERP manages the Maromizaha and Manombo forests in eastern Madagascar, home to the critically endangered black and white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata). They work with communities to support local livelihoods through reforestation, education, and building capacity, and help enforce local laws to protect the forest and wildlife.
Lemurs are the goose laying the golden eggs for Madagascar. Thousands of families depend on lemurs, because tourists will not come to see empty forests.
— Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Secretary General of GERP and President of the International Primatological Society
Mitsinjo was formed in 1999 by 13 tour guides from Andasibe, a popular park 3 hours east of Madagascar’s capital. It has evolved into an important conservation organization that now manages the Analamazaotra Forest Station (“Mitsinjo Forest”) and co-manages Torotorofotsy. These reserves are home to 14 lemur species, including the beautiful and golden diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema). Mitsinjo also manages Madagascar’s first amphibian breeding facility for frogs!
Ny Tanintsika protects a very important area for lemurs, the Ambositra-Vondrozo Forest Corridor (COFAV) between Ranomafana and Andringitra National Parks in southeastern Madagascar. This area is home to 21 lemur species, 6 of which are critically endangered, including the adorable golden bamboo lemur (Hapalemur aureus)! Ny Tanintsika works with communities to create alternative protein sources, plant trees, reduce hunting, and build local capacity to monitor the forest and conduct scientific research.
ABOUT CONSERVATION ALLIES
Many Malagasy conservation organizations have struggled with fundraising, because it’s not possible to receive online payments in Madagascar due to regulations. Conservation Allies has solved this problem by providing a platform for online donations to their Malagasy partners!
How does Conservation Allies work?
Conservation Allies identifies the most dedicated and efficient local non-profits. They partner with these organizations to provide technical assistance and a 501(c)3 tax-deductible platform to help their partners raise funds at no cost. Thanks to Conservation Allies, you can now donate online to Malagasy conservation organizations!
Donate online to Malagasy organizations through Conservation Allies!
To kick start this initiative, Conservation Allies is matching donations up to $5,000 for each partner through the end of the year! That’s twice the impact for lemurs!