Tell us more about the Department of Anthropobiology and Sustainable Development (Mention Anthropobiologie et Developpement Durable or MADD). The department of Anthropobiology and Sustainable Development or “Mention Anthropobiologie et Developpement Durable (MADD)” is one of the study programs within the Department of Paleontology and Biological Anthropology (DPBA). Professor Berthe Rakotosaminana began this department in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Antananarivo in 1975. The Department of Paleontology and Biological Anthropology is often considered the “Birthplace of Malagasy primatologists”. […]
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LCN Member of the Month: Madagasikara Voakajy
Tell us about the history of Madagasikara Voakajy. Madagasikara voakajy (MV) is a Malagasy association dedicated to conserve the endemic and endangered species of Madagascar in order to develop Malagasy local community livelihood. MV was created in 2005 by a young Malagasy researcher. Our work started with bats but now, MV has more than 20 projects related to other fauna and flora, including lemurs. We work with 5 different animal groups (Mammals, reptilian, Amphibia, Fish, and Birds) and also […]
LCN Member of the Month: NGO Sadabe
Tell us about the history of NGO Sadabe. In 2000, we started our research at Tsinjoarivo classified forest as Phd Students from Antananarivo University and Stony Brook University. We worked for the NGO ICTE/MICET. Tsinjoarivo Forest has high biodiversity richness and is bio-geographically unique. Tsinjoarivo contains the most intact forest that remains in the Vakinankaratra region. However, Tsinjoarivo forest has faced conservation problems for many decades. The forest is threatened by commercial and illegal wood exploitation to produce a transport […]
LCN Member of the Month: Mikajy Natiora
LCN Member of April is Mikajy Natiora, a Malagasy NGO founded by Dr. Sylviane Volampeno that is working in northwest Madagascar to improve local livelihoods and protect biodiversity including lemurs and ibis.
LCN Member of the Month: Aspinall Foundation
Learn about the Member of the Month for March 2019: the Aspinall Foundation. Aspinall’s work in Madagascar supports 6 species of lemur including the indri and crowned sifaka through community-based conservation, research, and education.
LCN Member of the Month: Madagascar Wildlife Conservation (MWC)
LCN member of February 2019 is Madagascar Wildlife Conservation (MWC). Learn about their work in the Alaotra Region, Madagascar, which uses education, ecotourism, and research to protect lemur habitat.
LCN Member of the Month: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Tell us a little bit about the history of Wildlife Conservation Society Wildlife Conservation Society, an American organization, is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to the conservation of terrestrial and marine biodiversity as well as landscapes. Since its launch in 1993, the WCS Madagascar Program works throughout Madagascar to ensure the long-term conservation of the country’s unique biological diversity with a focus on activities in priority landscape/seascapes. WCS has been engaged in Makira since 2003 and led the creation […]
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 […]