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World Lemur Day: Friday, October 30, 2020

2020 World Lemur Day Logos

Help us celebrate lemurs and spread the word about their conservation on World Lemur Day and during the World Lemur Festival! The World Lemur Festival is celebrated around the world in the weeks surrounding World Lemur Day.

A staggering 98% of lemur species are threatened with extinction. And, 33% are categorized as Critically Endangered, the highest threat level. By working together, we can save lemurs from extinction.

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Resources for Zoos, Conservation Organizations, and Individuals

Email us to have your event added to the World Lemur Festival event calendar, and send us any links and graphics we can use to promote your event on social media.

 

2020 Logo Files Available on Dropbox

Zoos, conservation organizations, and people around the world are encouraged to use the World Lemur Day or Festival logos in their event graphics and social media. The logos feature three lemur species: the collared brown lemur, diademed sifaka, and crowned sifaka. Pick one (or all 3!) species to use.

The files are available in the Dropbox folder with text reading “World Lemur Festival 2020” and “World Lemur Day October 30, 2020”, with both black and white text. The logos use the Raleway font (available free from Google Fonts); use Raleway for your promotional materials when possible. The three lemur illustration files (without text) are also included. The lemur illustrations were created by Caitlin Hansen.

Go to Dropbox to Download Files

Buy World Lemur Day T-Shirts and Other Products

Eight illustrators created custom lemur t-shirts and other products for 2020 World Lemur Day! These feature a variety of species and illustration styles. Sales benefit members of the Lemur Conservation Network.

Visit the LCN Store on Teespring

 

History of the World Lemur Festival

World Lemur Festival 2015

Local musicians performed at the 2015 World Lemur Festival in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Photo: Mikajy Natiora.

The first World Lemur Festival was celebrated in 2014, thanks to Jonah Ratsimbazafy of GERP Madagascar, one of Madagascar’s leading primatologists. It has been held every year since.

The festival raises awareness about the value of lemurs as Madagascar’s unique natural heritage among scientists and the general public. It aims to awaken pride for lemurs in Malagasy people, improve the economy through tourism, and promote lemur conservation and education worldwide.

About GERP and the first World Lemur Festival