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Indri are Andasibe's most iconic species, protected in the rainforests managed by Mitsinjo.

LCN Member of the Month: Association Mitsinjo

  Tell us a little bit about the history of Association Mitsinjo. Association Mitsinjo was formed in 1999 as a grassroots village initiative by 13 community members from Andasibe. Originally created as an association of tourist guides, members soon began to also use their skills and experience for the conservation of the biodiversity of their region. Over the years of its existence, and having itself evolved from the community it is working in, Association Mitsinjo has developed into an important […]

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LCN Member of the Month: Planet Madagascar

Planet Madagascar is the member of the month for July 2018. Their programs are centered around conservation, community, and education. Planet Madagascar works closely with local forest communities near Ankarafantsika National Park to improve the lives of the people living here and conserve lemurs and their habitat.

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LCN Member of the Month: Centre ValBio

  Tell us a little bit about the history of Centre ValBio. Inaugurated in 2003, Centre ValBio (CVB)is a world class research facility at the entrance to Ranomafana National Park in southeastern Madagascar. CVB was founded by Dr. Patricia Wright, Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University, New York. In 1986, a research team led by Dr. Patricia C. Wright (then an Assistant Professor from Duke University) camped in the classified rainforest near the village of Ranomafana.  On that expedition into […]

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LCN Member of the Month: Duke Lemur Center

Tell us a little bit about the history of the Duke Lemur Center. In 1966, John Buettner-Janusch, a Yale anthropologist, partnered with Duke biologist Peter Klopfer to relocate Buettner-Janusch’s colony of lemurs from Connecticut to the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided the funds to build a “living laboratory” where lemurs and their close relatives could be studied intensively and non-invasively. In 1966, the nascent Duke Lemur Center (then called the Duke […]

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LCN Member of the Month: ONG Reniala-The Lemur Rescue Center

The lemur Rescue center created by the NGO Reniala responds to the problem of keeping lemurs illegally in captivity in Madagascar. Tell us a little bit about the history of the Lemur Rescue Center. In 1998, Maurice ADIBA founded the private reserve Reniala in parallel with the NGO Reniala. A science teacher, Maurice was very sensitive to Madagascar’s environmental problems while teaching in Tulear between 1990 and 1993. The NGO Reniala has been working on the Reniala Reserve site as […]

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LCN Member of the Month: AEECL

The Lemur Conservation Association (AEECL) is a charitable non-governmental organisation run by a consortium of European zoos, working for Madagascar’s highly endangered lemurs through cooperation with the Malagasy people. The charity was established in 1989 by the founder members: Zoo Mulhouse, Zoo Saarbrucken, Zoo Cologne /Koln and the University of Strasbourg.   The Sahamalaza region has been the focus of scientific and conservation interest for the AEECL since 1989. The critically endangered blue-eyed black (Eulemur flavifrons) is endemic to this part […]

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LCN Member of the Month: Lemur Conservation Foundation

Tell us about the organization’s history and where the Lemur Conservation Foundation is located. The Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was founded in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. While working for the American Museum of Natural History, Penelope took a trip to Madagascar with world renowned paleoanthropologist, Dr. Ian Tattersall. When she flew over Madagascar, the signs of deforestation were staggering, and she decided to start a foundation dedicated to saving lemurs and their vanishing habitat. In 1999, the Lemur Conservation Foundation […]

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LCN Member of the Month: Lemur Love

Tell us a little bit about the history of Lemur Love. Lemur Love, Inc. was founded by Dr. Marni LaFleur in 2012. Marni spent 10 months in Madagascar in 2010-2011 while collecting data for her doctoral dissertation and became increasingly concerned about deforestation and the illegal trade of wild-captured pet lemurs. She started Lemur Love to further scientific research and conservation with wild lemurs. Since then, Lemur Love has grown and expanded to include small scale development within Madagascar and […]

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