Found by Dr. Edward Louis Jr. DVM PhD, Director of the Conservation Genetics Department at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
Dr. Louis began working in Madagascar in 1998, initially focusing on exploring biodiversity throughout the island. After 11 years, his work began to shift as he started using his research to solve real world problems in Madagascar.
Thethat were both driven by science and focusing on the long-term survival of Malagasy wildlife. These conservation efforts became known as the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP), an extension to the Conservation Genetics Department at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.
Together the MBP & OHDZA are working to protect local forests for lemurs while sustainably raising the stand of living for thousands of people who equally rely up the natural resources.
Collaborative Efforts for Education
The MBP teamed up with Conservation Fusion, Inc., an international non-profit, to bring conservation education to Madagascar’s schools. Engaging children in conservation instills a passion for protecting their natural environment for future generations.