Prolemur simus Volunteer
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  Oct 2,  2017             Introduction Blog written by Eliana Welcoming Eliana to Madagascar! Hello! My name is Eliana and I am an early-career conservation biologist. I am originally from San Diego, California. I got my degree in Biology at San Diego State University and learned to love conservation research. From trapping kangaroo rats to hiking through fields of cactus for night lizards, I, like many other biologists, had found the perfect field … Read More
Varecia Volunteer
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  October 1, 2017             Introduction Blog written by Christopher Introducing New Volunteer, Christopher! Hi, my name is Christopher. I recently graduated from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina with a Biology and Psychology double major. I ran division-one cross country and track throughout my college career and have a love for any outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. I grew up in the Great Smokey Mountains, giving me a great appreciation … Read More
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  August 3, 2017             Introduction Blog written by Emily Introducing our newest Volunteer, Emily! Hi there, I’m Emily! I was born and raised in central New Jersey. I graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2015 with a BS in Zoology and have been working in the veterinary field ever since. I really enjoy helping others but I am ready to redirect my passion for the planet and channel it towards conservation. I am … Read More
Varecia Volunteer
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  Aug 3, 2017             Introduction Blog written by Megan Introducing our newest Volunteer, Megan! During my undergraduate studies in anthropology, I had the opportunity to take part in Field School in Belize for 1 month.  We studied the behavioural patterns of Alouatta Pigra (Howler monkeys) and their feeding habits.  Prior to this, I went to South Africa with a “Volunteerism” program that saw me working at the Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre … Read More
Varecia Volunteer
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 July 28, 2017             Introduction Blog written by Li-Dunn Introducing New Volunteer, Li-Dunn! My name is Li-Dunn, and I am so very excited to be taking part in the MBP through the OHDZA. I recently graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha where I studied Psychology (Neuroscience and Behavior) as well as Environmental Science. I am thrilled to be getting the opportunity to gain valuable field experience in an area of the world with such … Read More
Reforestation Volunteer
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  July 28, 2017             Introduction Blog written by Sarah Introducing New Volunteer, Sarah! Hi! I’m Sarah, I am 28 years old and from Western Australia. I completed Bachelor degrees in both Environmental Biology and Applied Geology back in 2010 and have been working as a hydrogeologist (groundwater studies) in the Australian desert for the last 5+ years. I am in the midst of a quarter life crisis where I am taking an … Read More
Welcome Devin!
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  July 25, 2017             Introduction Blog written by Devin Introducing our newest volunteer, Devin! My name is Devin, and I am a recent graduate from the University of Nebraska Omaha. I hold a degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Chemistry. I plan to pursue my PhD in a field concerning conservation of endangered species next year. I am so excited to be going to Madagascar to help with the … Read More
Conservation Spotlight
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 July 19, 2017           Interview From the Field New Nursery Manager Shares His Inspiring Story Berthin and his two boys reside in the small village of Vintanona, the total population is about 200 people. He is a family-man and wants nothing but the best for his boys. He feels that it is very important for his boys to grow up with a proper education. Unfortunately, finding work and raising your family isn't … Read More
Reforestation Revives Abandoned Village
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 July 18, 2017            Written in the Field by Dr. Cynthia Frasier  Bringing Life Back to Vohipotsy It's about a 40-minute walk along a meandering path to the reforestation nursery from the village of Vohipotsy. MBP's Vohipotsy Nursery sits on a slope facing the site, where the first community planting event took place. Once the event began, we noticed people slowly drifting through the rice fields. They came in cautiously, in small groups. Until … Read More
Publication Release!
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  June 12, 2017            Written by Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership Congratulations Tim on Publication! Tim's paper titled "Comparing the use of live trees and deadwood for larval foraging by aye ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) at Kianjavato and Torotorofotsy, Madagascar" was published in the Journal of Primatology. He is a graduate student at The Ohio State University Department of Anthropology and has been collaborating with Dr. Edward Louis Jr.  and the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership with his … Read More
Welcome Caroline!
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  June 5, 2017             Introduction Blog written by Caroline Introducing our newest Volunteer, Caroline! Hello! My name is Caroline Wilford and I just graduated with a B.S. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Iowa. After my summer with MBP, I am planning on continuing my education at Austin Peay State University with a Master’s Degree in Biology. Of the courses I took at Iowa, some of my favorites were immersion based … Read More
Welcome Emma!
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  May 28, 2017            Introduction Blog written by Emma Introducing our newest Volunteer, Emma I am a recent graduate from California State University, Los Angeles and received my degree in Anthropology with a minor in biology. I am obsessed with primates and do lots of work with captive primates. I studied ringtail lemurs at the Los Angeles Zoo and completed a project on their agonism. I am also a research volunteer … Read More
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