How To Help
We can all help save lemurs from extinction.
Conservation isn’t easy. People and organizations are working across Madagascar with local communities on reforestation, habitat protection, education, building local capacity, and more.
They need our help. If we all work together, we can help Madagascar’s lemurs and other unique wildlife thrive for generations to come. Below, find many ways you can help, including donating, volunteering, traveling to Madagascar, making sustainable choices at home, and even switching your search engine!
DOUBLE THE IMPACT FOR LEMURS
Conservation Allies is matching donations for 15 orgs through December 31!
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. Their work spans the island and helps protect endangered lemur species like blue-eyed black lemurs, coquerel’s sifakas, crowned lemurs, silky sifakas, and aye-ayes. Learn more about these organizations and their work.
BECOME A SUPPORTING MEMBER OF LCN
You can join our network as an individual, conservation organization, research group, zoo, or business. Our supporting members — individuals, businesses, and supporting zoos — contribute financially to our work and allow us to donate even more to small Malagasy organizations. Learn about our membership types.
Shop at our store, or find stores supporting our members’ work. Find ethical companies that work in Madagascar and support Malagasy people, or at for profit organizations that donate a portion of sales to lemur conservation.
LEARN AND SHARE
Celebrate World Lemur Day and the World Lemur Festival
Help us celebrate lemurs and spread the word about their conservation on World Lemur Day and during the World Lemur Festival! World Lemur Day is the last Friday of October, and the World Lemur Festival is celebrated around the world in the weeks surrounding it.
Share about Lemurs on Social Media, but Avoid Lemur Selfies!
But, please don’t share any photos with lemurs that are pets, might be pets, or might look like pets to someone else! Research shows that sharing lemur selfies makes people more likely to want one as a pet. This impacts the illegal pet trade of lemurs in Madagascar, because local people see posts online of pet lemurs and then want one of their own. Don’t share any photo that shows lemurs in close contact with a human or in clothing.
MAKE SUSTAINABLE CHOICES AT HOME
Madagascar, its wildlife, and the Malagasy people are directly impacted by climate change and deforestation. In recent decades, extreme weather is increasing, causing severe droughts in the south and worse typhoons in the north.
Search with Ecosia.org
Ecosia is a search engine, just like Google and Bing. But, 80% of their profits are donated to plant trees! One of their tree planting partners is LCN member Eden Reforestation Projects, who has planted over 340 million trees in Madagascar, and even more around the world!
Add Ecosia to your browser so that every search plants trees.
TRAVEL TO SEE LEMURS
Travel to Madagascar
Madagascar is amazing to visit to see beautiful landscapes, see lemurs in the wild, and learn about the Malagasy culture. And, tourism helps the economy in Madagascar, and provides good jobs for local people. It also helps people see value in the protection of lemurs and the forests they call home.