Preparing for the Adventure!
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Sara Hello Everyone! My name is Sara and I am one of the newest volunteers with the MBP and their black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) project! I am very excited to have this opportunity to study such fascinating animals and to get the chance to travel to a different part of the world and be exposed to a new culture for the next 6 months! Fortunately for me, I got this … Read More

The Results are in…
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MBP was selected as one of the winning organizations in the Zoo Boise 2012 Conservation Fund Competition!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! A million “thank yous” can not express the gratitude that we here at the MBP and Omaha Zoo feel for your recognition for our project and efforts to vote for us. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that so many people believe in what we are doing and want to help Madagascar … Read More

We need your vote!
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We Need Your Vote For Zoo Boise’s Conservation Fund Competition! We are counting on you!     Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership have a great opportunity to help the lemurs, wildlife and people of Madagascar – but we need your help. We are entered in Zoo Boise’s 2013 Conservation Fund, and if we get enough votes, we will get to share in $110,000 worth of grants! In just the … Read More

A Vanity Affair- Into the Wild 2012 Fashion Show
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On September 15, 2012, a unique fundraiser was held to benefit the MBP’s efforts in Madagascar. A Vanity Affair’s Into the Wild 2012 Fashion Show brought together a number of artists, models, and fashion enthusiasts to create a fashion show in which the designs were inspired by nature.                 The event was held in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium Education and Conference Center at Omaha’s Henry Doorly … Read More

2012 Great Plains Summer Field Day
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Representatives from MBP-OHDZA attended the recent 2012 Great Plains Summer Field Day, hosted by Oak Prairie Nursery and Estates, just outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. The event brought together people with a knack for growing plants, including botanists and arborists, as well as nursery and landscape professionals. Papio Valley Nursery Inc was gracious in sponsoring the MBP-OHDZA to enable us share stories and ideas about our reforestation program in Madagascar. Key attractions at the MBP-OHDZA booth … Read More

Last stand of the Madagascan spider tortoise
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Here’s a story from the BBC highlighting MBP’s collaborative effort to protect the critically endangered spider tortoise of southern Madagascar. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19161652  

Tough Stuff Celebration
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Special thanks to the Goggio Family Foundation and the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund for helping the MBP distribute Tough Stuff solar-powered equipment to area residents that have participa

Greater bamboo lemurs playing!
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Here’s a video of some young Greater Bamboo Lemurs playing in the forests near Kianjavato, Madagascar. Video by Sarah, an MBP volunteer. Great Job!  

National Holiday
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Blog from MBP Varecia monitoring team, Gregor     National Holiday also called Independence Day in Madagascar is the 24th of June. This year that day fell on a Tuesday which sounds not especially exiting, but with the Malagasy habit of “bridge days” which means because the holiday is a Tuesday, we take off Monday, too. Another Malagasy tradition is to have a huge party on Independence Day, thus nobody shows up for work the … Read More

CNN: Lemurs found to be “most threatened mammals” in the world
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Our Director, Dr. Louis, was one of 60 participants at the workshops in Madagascar last week. The workshops were to evaluate the status of species.  Of the 103 lemur species known: 23 are critically endangered, 52 are endangered, 19 are vulnerable, 2 are near vulnerable, 3 are least concerned, 4 are data-deficient. This goes to show how important and vital the MBP’s research and projects are to the survival of these amazing and diverse animals … Read More

The Ultimate Rain Experience
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Blog by MBP Reforestation Volunteer, Jarro   Should you ever be tired of the usual dull drizzles we call rain back home – that is to say on European soil for my part – do consider taking a look at the singular pretty large landmass off the south-east coast of Africa. Separated from the mainland through the Mozambique Channel, Madagascar’s central highlands take their job as a cloud-barrier seriously leaving the western parts of the … Read More

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