Conservation, Efficiency, and Ten Barefoot Men
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CONSERVATION, EFFICIENCY, & TEN BAREFOOT MEN   May 14, 2017            Written by Kyle, from Blank Park Zoo Today I got to watch a unique building process, the construction of a roof made entirely from ravenala leaves.  At 8:00 in the morning ten local barefoot men came to the Kianjavato field station to install the roof on the new Vontsira tent site.  As I sat there watching the men begin work, I … Read More
Welcome Arielle!
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WELCOME NEW VOLUNTEER   April 24, 2017             Introduction Blog written by Airelle   Introducing our newest volunteer, Arielle!    Hi everyone! I’m Arielle & I currently live in Anchorage, Alaska. I was born and raised in the beautiful Last Frontier, moved to California for several years, and am currently back in Alaska studying for my bachelor of science in biology. Being raised in Alaska means I was frequently exposed to all … Read More
Let’s Welcome Steven!
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We’re excited to introduce our newest volunteer to the field, Steven! His time in Madagascar will be spent with the prolemur simus team, monitoring their activities and behaviors. Steven will be starting Veterinary Medical School in the fall and decided to gain some more field experience before hand. Learn more about him in his Intro Blog below!                                     … Read More

Welcome Thaya!
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We would like to welcome one of our new volunteers to the field, Thaya! She traveled all the way from Spain to join the varecia monitoring team. We are excited for her to gain some educational experiences in the field! Read more about her in her intro blog below.   “My name is Thaya and I recently graduated in Marine Sciences by the University of Alicante (Spain). My nationality is Swiss but I spent mywhole life in Spain and six … Read More

Let’s Welcome Daan!
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We are excited to introduce another new volunteer, Daan! He will be joining the reforestation team once he arrives in Madagascar. Check out his intro blog below and get to know a little bit more about him! “Hi, my name is Daan, I am 21 years old and I am from the Netherlands. Just recently, I finished a Bachelor in Biology with a major in Human and Animal Health and a minor in Plant Biotechnology at … Read More

Welcome Dominique!
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Please welcome a new volunteer, Dominique! She will be traveling all the way from Canada to join the Prolemur simus Monitoring Team. Learn more about Dominique in her intro blog below!     “Hello, my name is Dominique I am one of the March 2017 lemur monitoring volunteers at Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership. I am from Toronto, Canada but have spent the last 6 years studying and living in Vancouver, Canada. I recently graduated from the Applied … Read More

Let’s Welcome Zach!
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Please welcome one of our newest volunteers, Zach! With his passion for primates and conservation, this ‘anthropologist-in-training’ will be joining the varecia Monitoring Team!  Learn more about him in his intro blog below!     “Hello! My name is Zach, and I’m a 22 year old from Michigan. I received a B.S. in Anthropology this past December from Grand Valley State University, a school in the western part of the state near Lake Michigan. My focuses are biological … Read More

Postdoctoral Fellow- Madagascar Biodiversity Genomics
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  Postdoctoral Fellow – Madagascar Biodiversity Genomics Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Conservation Genetics Department (OHDZA-CG) based in Omaha, Nebraska, is seeking a post-doctoral researcher with interest/expertise in the generation and analysis of next-generation sequencing data of lemurs, tortoises, and other taxa from Madagascar. The successful applicant will be proficient in the construction genomic libraries and in solution hybridization methodologies for high throughput sequencing as well as all relevant analysis of large datasets, and … Read More

Welcome Rayna!
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Hi I’m Rayna Benzeev! I’m an environmental researcher from Chicago who most recently lived in Denver. I graduated as an environmental science major and math modeling minor at Colorado College in ’15. Last year, I spent 9 months in Singapore on a Fulbright research grant studying the fisheries ecosystem services of urban mangrove forests. I’m really excited to learn more about the relationships between communities and forests in Madagascar before I (hopefully) begin a PhD … Read More

Welcoming Finley to our team!
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Welcome Finley! He is another one of our many new volunteers this month. Finley will be a heading off to Madagascar this month to join the Varecia variegata Monitoring Team. His passion for wildlife and eagerness to learn are what set him apart and we believe he will make a great addition to our team! Check out his intro bio below       Hello! My name’s Finley and I hail from the The Yorkshire Dales in the … Read More

Welcome Montana!
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Please welcome another one of our newest volunteers, Montana. She will heading off to Madagascar this month and will be joining the Prolemur simus Monitoring Team. We are excited for her to utilize her research skills while learning and experiencing the world’s most important biodiversity hotspot. Hello! My name is Montana. I am a 22 year old from California. I have received my Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies this past June at the University of California, … Read More

New Volunteer, Simon
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  Please welcome one of our newest volunteers, Simon. He will be arriving in Madagascar this month to join the Varecia variegata Monitoring team. We are thrilled to have Simon part of our team and for him to utilize his knowledge in conservation, monitoring and environmental restoration. Check out his intro bio below!     My name is Simon, I am a 23 year old environmental scientist from Sweden. As many Swedes the outdoors were a large … Read More

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