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.
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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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]