Conservation in Madagascar got a big boost this week, as Mamy Razafitsalama of Planet Madagascar won a Whitley Fund for Nature award! The Lemur Conservation Network congratulates Mamy for this great honor. This award is a testament to his hard work and his dedication to lemur conservation in Madagascar. In this blog post, learn more about the award, about Mamy’s work with Planet Madagascar, and how he plans to use the prize money to support conservation. About the Whitley Fund […]
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Exploring the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic: How Resilient Were Conservation Organisations in Madagascar?
In this post, we learn from Susan Lawrance and Dr. Giuseppe Donati about their recent research on the impact of Covid-19 on conservation projects in Madagascar. Susan Lawrance is from the UK and has just completed an MSc in Primate Conservation. She would like to thank LCN members for giving their time to participate in this study. Dr Giuseppe Donati is a Reader in Primatology. Over the last twenty years he has conducted research on behaviour, ecology, and conservation of […]
About Frontier’s Research Programme in Madagascar
Frontier’s research programme in Madagascar features three core surveys: monitoring the populations of lemuriformes, herpetiles and avifauna; and examining the impact of habitat degradation on their diversity. The avifauna is monitored using point count surveys, while lemuriformes and herpetiles are studied using transect surveys. Frontier conducts research in the South-East of Nosy Be, Madagascar’s largest offshore island, next to Lokobe National Park. Frontier’s research area therefore contains a variety of terrestrial habitats, including both primary native forest and heavily degraded areas; […]
LCN Member of the Month: The Department of ADD-University of Antananarivo
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”. […]
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: 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.
Project Ala: A Reforestation Program from SEED Madagascar
Ala is an innovative reforestation project that 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 […]
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 […]