We are excited to welcome and introduce our 2020 World Lemur Festival volunteer team! They will be helping the Lemur Conservation Network make a big impact for this year’s World Lemur Day and World Lemur Festival.
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We are excited to welcome a new group of science communication and education volunteers to the Lemur Conservation Network! These volunteers come to us from Madagascar, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and across the United States. We are so happy to unite this talented group of passionate conservationists to work together to make an impact for lemur conservation.
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 […]
Working with IUCN’s Save Our Species Program Working with colleagues in IUCN’s Save Our Species allows me to help connect two important parts of the global conservation system: action on the ground to the international level of policy, awareness raising and donor priorities. I am privileged to work closely with colleagues across Madagascar who have dedicated their careers to protecting lemurs and who appreciate the fundamental importance of this link. Grants for conservation projects are a valuable interface between these […]
The mission of LCN member organizations working with ring-tailed lemurs has never been more urgent, following the publication of two independent studies estimating that there are only 2,000 – 2,400 ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) left in the wild. This is a 95% decrease from the year 2000, when the last known population estimate was published. Ring-tailed lemurs are currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. The two studies, one in Primate Conservation and the other in Folia Primatologica, were […]