The World Health Organization has declared a global public health emergency in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and there is now evidence of infection with the virus causing COVID-19 in Madagascar.1 As we prepare for this public health emergency, we must also recognize the potential threat of this pandemic to Madagascar’s lemurs. Wild chimpanzees have experienced respiratory outbreaks following infection by human coronaviruses2 and it is highly probable that chimpanzees and other non-human primates, such as lemurs, are similarly susceptible […]
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Lemur Conservation Network Celebrates First Anniversary
This February 25th, the Lemur Conservation Network will celebrate its first anniversary. As Director of the Lemur Conservation Network, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this endeavor possible, look back on all we accomplished in our first year, and look forward to exciting things to come in years future. How the Lemur Conservation Network Came to Be On February 25th 2015, the Lemur Conservation Network (LCN) was launched globally. The launch coincided with the one year anniversary of the […]
2015 World Lemur Festival Events Calendar
Held at the end of October, the 2nd annual World Lemur Festival raises awareness for lemur conservation, celebrates lemurs and Madagascar, and educates the public about why it’s important to protect them and their habitats in Madagascar. If there isn’t an event in your area, check out this blog post for ideas on how you can celebrate wherever you live! Hosting an event? Send us the info and we’ll add it to the calendar! » Download event graphics Jump to […]
Love Lemurs? Show it (on your shirt)!
Lemurs are the world’s most endangered group of mammals with over 100 unique species, including sifakas, ring-tails, aye-ayes, and indris. Now, you can share your love of Madagascar’s unique lemur species with everyone you see! This unique t-shirt is designed to pique curiosity and start conversations about your favorite animals: lemurs. The T-Shirt Low-Down Priced at just $19 plus shipping, these green t-shirts with white lettering are soft, high quality, and made by American Apparel. Mens style shirts are available in extra-small through […]
Over 150 Conservation Leaders and Lemur Fans Celebrate Launch
Last Thursday, March 19, we held our launch party at Right Proper Brewing Company in Washington, D.C. It was a blast! So Many Friends Helped Us Celebrate Over 150 people came out to the brewery to celebrate. Guests from several of our member organizations were in attendance, including the Duke Lemur Center, Conservation International, and ICTE/Centre Val Bio. Other guests came from all over the D.C. area, including many who work for environmental and international development organizations like the Smithsonian National Zoo, Chemonics International, Conservation […]
Welcome to the Lemur Conservation Network!
The truth is, we need everyone’s help to save lemurs from extinction. Today, we launch the Lemur Conservation Network, and we call on lemur fans worldwide to join us in our fight to save lemurs from extinction. Last February, the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group of Madagascar publicized Lemurs of Madagascar: A Strategy for their Conservation 2013–2016 in the journal Science. One year later, we launch this Network to help implement this lemur action plan with help from you—our community of lemur lovers and friends of animals and the […]