Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP) is Malagasy non-governmental organization focused on community-based conservation and research. 

Our work started in 1998 when Dr. Edward Louis, Jr., Director of the Department of Conservation Genetics within Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium (OHDZA), began conducting biodiversity surveys throughout the island. Dr. Louis, with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and PhD in Molecular Genetics, trained a number of Malagasy residents to become a team of field assistants and experts at collecting biological samples and distribution data from the plants and animals of the island. We continue to be interested in identifying differences in speciation and distribution. This research is important because we need to know what is there before we can manage and protect species. Our research has led to the discovery of over 20 new lemur species!

BUT science alone cannot be the only component to conservation of the island’s biodiversity. So in collaboration with our education partner, Conservation Fusion, Inc., an international nonprofit organization, we prioritize community-based conservation, education and outreach. 


The link will direct you to the donation page located on OHDZA’s website.

To donate to our program, select the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership drop-down.

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Countdown to Simus says!

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 Simus Says help us celebrate on September 26th by highlighting one of the rarest primates in the world, the Greater Bamboo Lemur. These critically endangered primates are being driven closer to extinction with about only 1000 individuals left.  Simus Says is an opportunity to raise awareness so that way we can ensure their futures by putting these amazing lemurs and the surrounding community of Kianjavato under the global spotlight for the very first time

Participate by liking our  Facebook Page as well as our educational partners at Conservation Fusion! And stay tuned each Friday leading up to the event- your “Like” could win you a gift!


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Free Download

Get the kiddos involved and download this free Simus Says coloring activity page provided by our educational program at Conservation Fusion