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LCN Member of the Month: NGO Sadabe

Tell us a little bit 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 […]

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Project Ala from SEED Madagascar

Ala is an innovative reforestation project strives to protect the future of lemur populations in south east Madagascar. About SEED Madagascar Operating in the Anosy region of southeast Madagascar, charity SEED Madagascar has been dedicated to improving human and ecological communities through development projects since 2000. Complimenting this, SEED also has an array of environmental initiatives which not only mitigate human impact on fragile habitats but consider the people that depend on these natural resources for daily needs. Threats to […]

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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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LCN Member of the Month: GERP

Tell us a little bit about the history of GERP. In 1994, ten Malagasy primatologists dedicated to protecting wildlife established a research institution in the form of an association called “Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar” (GERP). This organization has grown considerably and is now comprised of researchers, teachers, students, founding members, donors and consultants. Today, we have more than 111 members and 15 of them are foreigners. The main goal of GERP is to share […]

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Leading Conservation with Pascal Rabeson of Centre ValBio

Dr. Pascal Rabeson is Centre Val Bio’s National Director, and originally from Toamasina, Madagascar. He has worked with Dr. Patricia Wright in Ranomafana on and off since 1995, most recently rejoining Centre ValBio in 2003. A key part of CVB’s Senior Management Team, Pascal now serves as the National Director at CVB headquarters in Ranomafana National Park. Can you tell me about your background? I grew up in Madagascar and earned my primary, secondary and high school education here. After I passed […]

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LCN Member of the Month: The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Tell us a little bit about the history of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (JZG) was founded in 1914 as a small municipal zoo located in the Springfield area of Jacksonville, Florida. In 1925, it moved to the current 117-acre location along the Trout River in north Jacksonville. JZG has been an American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA)/ Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo since 1987. As of July 1, 2017, the […]

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LCN member of the month: Sainte Luce Reserve

Tell us a little bit about the history of the Sainte Luce Reserve. I first visited Madagascar in 1987 looking at rare palms of all things… then with a passion for conservation, I founded and ran another NGO for Madagascar, in the UK in 1994, and I opened the first Madagascar office of that NGO in 1997, so I have been here a while.  I retired from that NGO in 2009 to concentrate on Sainte Luce Reserve and we founded […]

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