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Press Kit for World Lemur Day

We encourage journalists to write about lemurs on World Lemur Day and during the World Lemur Festival. World Lemur Day is celebrated on October 30, and the World Lemur Festival is celebrated around the world in the weeks surrounding it.

Resources about Lemurs

Resources about World Lemur Day and the World Lemur Festival

Key Press Contacts

Lucia Rodriguez
Director, Lemur Conservation Network
rodriguez.v6@gmail.com

Christoph Schwitzer
Project Advisor, Lemur Conservation Network
Director of Conservation, Bristol Zoological Society
UK Phone Number: 0117 974 7358
cschwitzer@bristolzoo.org.uk

Jonah Ratsimbazafy
Project Advisor, Lemur Conservation Network
Secretary General, GERP
Phone: (+261 20) 22 660 48 (Office)
Mobile: 033 12 338 83
jonah@gerp-mg.org

Quote from Lucia Rodriguez, Director of the Lemur Conservation Network

The Lemur Conservation Network unites over 60 conservation organizations and zoos that work for lemur conservation. However, the 2020 Red List update shows that there is a lot more work to do. It is necessary to work hard, united, and close to the Malagasy population in order to save lemurs from extinction. We invite everyone to join us at the Lemur Conservation Network and collaborate however it is possible. We are facing a crisis that goes beyond Madagascar and needs to be addressed by the world.
— Lucia Rodriguez, Director, Lemur Conservation Network

About the Lemur Conservation Network

Logo of the Lemur Conservation Network

The Lemur Conservation Network (LCN) unites over 60 conservation organizations working to save lemurs from extinction. We educate the public about lemurs, raise awareness for their conservation, and promote the people and organizations working to save them from extinction. We were founded in 2015 as a project of the Madagascar Section of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Primate Specialist Group. Together with local communities in Madagascar and around the world, we work to save lemurs from extinction by protecting their habitats and supporting Malagasy people.

Lemurs are the world’s most endangered group of mammals. There are over 100 unique species, but 98% of these species are endangered and 31% are critically endangered. Join us to help save lemurs: Learn, share, donate, volunteer, and travel to Madagascar!