Tracking Greater Bamboo Lemurs in Madagascar
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Check out this video of Dr. Louis and our field team tracking one of the world’s most endangered primates, the Greater Bamboo lemur, in Kianjavato Madagascar.    

Cute dancing Tenrec baby!
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The dancing Tenrec of Vatovavy, Madagascar, video by Sophie Malone, a research volunteer with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership. This video features a cute baby lowland streaked tenrec.    

The Search for Mange Be
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Blog by MBP volunteers, Sophie and Megan All was going well for team Varecia at Vatovavy. Lemurs were being followed and data meticulously collected. Until one day in late November when an old faithful Lemur, Manga Be (blue collar), appeared to have gone off radar. After many searches of his usual terrain around the lower foothills of Vatovavy, morale was beginning to hit an all time low.  What could have happened… predation? Untimely health issues? … Read More

Helping Communities A World Away- North High’s Contribution to the Malagasy Community
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Omaha North High School students, along with their teacher Dr. Lee Kalstrom and Conservation Fusion’s Susie McGuire have dedicated their time to finding a solution for the best fuel source and construction method for Rocket Stoves. To read an article about this inspiring project, check out this great article from Nebraska Loves our Public Schools: http://nelovesps.org/story?TN=PROJECT-20110331025902 And if you haven’t checked out our Rocket Stove page make sure you visit that, too! http://www.madagascarpartnership.org/home/rocket_stoves

Anticipating the Unexpected…
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A blog from MBP Volunteer, Mary   When I first told my friends and family I was embarking on an adventure of a lifetime to follow endangered lemurs in the forests of Madagascar I received a wide array of reactions. Although responses varied, there seemed to be an overall general sentiment that was quite universal: “Mary, you’re just not really the ‘campy’ type, are you sure you can do this?” As I tried to act … Read More

Tales from the field, Madagascar’s frogs!
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Tales from Olly, an MBP Volunteer- Madagascar’s frogs   Despite humans’ best efforts, Madagascar is still full of wildlife. Admittedly less than when people first arrived 2000 years ago, but the country is still thick with it, especially if you look in all the hidden places you don’t expect to find it… Like on top of the tarpaulin I had been using to take the brunt of the rain and protect my delicate tent. Here, … Read More

Education Promoting Reforestation
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What do lemur droppings, plant nurseries, education and one million trees have in common? Click the link below to find out and read about the MBP’s Education Promoting Reforestation Project   The EPRP Report, planting a lemur playground and making life better for the community!  

Tales from the Field: A bridge in Madagascar
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By Olly, a MBP Kianjavato Volunteer The rainy season proper has now begun. Each night it rains – sometimes lightly in bursts, sometimes lightly all night, sometimes in breathtakingly heavily in bursts, and sometimes breathtakingly heavily all night. This latter combination happened last weekend, with the result that the large river flowing all through this area was engorged to the point of being 10 or 12 foot higher than normal. Thus swollen, it swallowed up … Read More

Kianjavato and the Greater Bamboo Lemur!
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The greater bamboo lemur is one of the most endangered primates in the whole world. The Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership has a multi-faceted program in Kianjavato, Madagascar, home of the largest known population of this rare lemur species. Check out the greater bamboo lemur portion of this months MBP report!   Click here to read about the Greater Bamboo lemur and Kianjavato, Madagascar

Adding Fuel to the Conservation Fire
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New Report from the Kianjavato Ahmanson Field Station (KAFS)! Here’s a snippet about our Rocket Stove project from the January edition for the report. Click here to see the Rocket Stove part of our report. Check back for more of the newest reports!

MBP mentioned in The Times of Madagascar
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MBP post-doctoral researcher Dr. Cynthia Frasier was quoted in a Malagasy newspaper, The Times of Madagascar, talking about the need for investigation into the Greater bamboo lemur, Prolemur simus. The species is currently listed on the IUCN Top 25 Most Endangered Primate list. Dr. Frasier and the MBP are leading an ongoing major research program near Kianjavato to monitor the species. Click here to read the article in The Times of Madagascar Follow this link … Read More

Games for Conservation
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MBP truly is an organization of partnerships… In the Malagasy capital of Antananarivo December 11-12, 2010, MBP, Conservation Fusion and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) participated in a unique educational event focused on the critically endangered radiated tortoise. Together with Conservation International, this partnership shared a booth at the event to raise awareness of their work in the region by using soccer – a very popular sport in Madagascar. Herilala Randriamahazo, TSA’s Malagasy Tortoise Conservation … Read More

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