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

Madagascar National Marine Day
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May 22, 2012 is recognized as Madagascar National Marine Day, festivities for which coincided with this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity designed to raise awareness and inspire practical action. Here’s a photo of the poster highlighting the activities of the day. MBP is noted among the list of contributors to this important event.     Learn more about the International Day for Biological Diversity by clicking here.  

Anti-Malaria Day Festivities
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MBP participates in local Kianjavato festivities to fight the spread of Malaria.      

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