Omaha Zoo Foundation- Adopt an Animal from Expedition Madagascar
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    During the month of April and May have twice the impact when you symbolically adopt an animal from Expedition Madagascar. The Omaha Zoo Foundation is donating a portion of your adoption gift to the Zoo’s reforestation efforts in Madagascar. For example, a $25 adoption package helps plant an impressive 125 trees in Madagascar! Animals available for adoption include the Aye-Aye, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Fossa, Giant Jumping Rat, Madagascar Tree Boa, Radiated … Read More

Health Care in Madagascar
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Sara Health Care in Madagascar… What a difference it is to be ill in a third world country. Yes, there are doctors here and yes, there is medicine that you can purchase. But it’s completely different then the healthcare you would receive in a first world country. First of all, the doctors are not always at the hospital. So if you are sick and the doctor is not in, that’s just … Read More

International Water Day
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Sara         Beautiful water scenes in Madagascar   There are many celebrations and holidays in Madagascar. The people here love any excuse to celebrate and relax. And why not? After working so hard day after day in the rice paddies and plantations, they deserve the break! April 12 was International Water Day. So, of course there were activities to be seen and had. The day started off with … Read More

MBP Reforestation Project & Conservation Credit Initiative
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  Our philosophy for starting this permanent project in Kianjavato and three other sites was to create a sustainable program, where participants can earn conservation credits, that can be used to purchase green technologies.

2013 MBP T-Shirts Available!
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We are excited to introduce the 2013 MBP T-shirt designs! Shirts are available with a $21 donation(includes s/h). Click on image above to see all of our designs on our MBP Madagascar Facebook Page!   We do not have access to a credit card machine or PayPal, but Checks and Money Orders are gladly accepted. If you are interested, please email us with your size, preference and shipping information or if you would like to inquire … Read More

The BBC’s Deadly Mission Madagascar: Searching for the mysterious Aye-aye
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The BBC’s Deadly Mission Madagascar: Searching for the mysterious Aye-aye   CLICK ON PHOTO ABOVE!   SUPER Exciting! The BBC was in Kianjavato, Madagascar for almost two weeks in the summer of 2012 shooting footage for the UK-based TV series “Deadly:Mission Madagascar”. More than 38 BBC-ers and 8 kids from the UK were hosted by the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership(MBP) and Conservation Fusion(CF) and participated in CF programs. Check out the link above provided by Susie McGuire, … Read More

Life in Madagascar…
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Jack Anyone flying into Madagascar for the first time can expect to feel more than a little nervous. The excitement of planning your trip to the jungle and see the unique wildlife and endearing lemurs will by then have subsided only to be replaced by a sense of trepidation. What is this barren moonscape the plane is flying over? Not a single lemur or chameleon waving to greet me from its … Read More

International Women’s Day
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Here’s a blog post on the groups of women that work with MBP. I figured this would be good timing for International Women’s Day on March 8th which, of course, the Ambalahosy women are preparing a celebration for and even Dadalioka is excited about. – MBP Volunteer, Nina     Vehivavy Vonona & the Women’s Teams In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th, I’d like to bring into the spotlight the awesome women … Read More

Madagascar Drone Missions
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The MBP have plans to use drone technologies to make observations of the Malagasy landscape. Attached above is a link for the video and article that shows a test flight that was conducted by the team from Conservation Drones.org. Check it out!   http://motherboard.vice.com/read/drones-are-sniffing-out-illegal-logging-in-madagascar#sthash.ssCEnpWV.dpuf   Madagascar Team Leader and Drone operator: Zuzana Burivalova (PhD candidate) Applied Ecology & Conservation Lab, ETH Zurich   With support from: Dr Martin Bauert, ZOO Zurich Wildlife Conservation Society Madagascar Madagascar National Parks … Read More

KAFS Construction Projects
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Peter Photos courtesy of Peter   The students and staff in their new raincoats.   New wall supporting the Denver Nursery     New wall supporting the Denver Nursery   New wall supporting the Denver Nursery   Future tent site for staff next to dining and storage   Well recharge for showers   Future tent site for staff next to dining and storage area   Future tent site for staff next … Read More

Litchi Season is Here
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Nina Miasa mafy vao mikaly nama! Translation: Those who work hard will be fed, my friend!   Litchi baskets stacked and ready to be filled next to the Ambolotara fokontany sign.   A tree behind Ambolotara with many bright red, litchi masaka.   Litchi season is in full swing, and no better time to see this popular Malagasy song’s phrase in action. The first signs of litchi season come even weeks … Read More

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