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

Welcome Chauncey!
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We would like to introduce our newest incoming volunteer, Chauncey! He will be heading off to Madagascar in January to join our reforestation team. Prior to joining, Chauncey worked in Renton, Washington with the King Conservation District as the Restoration Projects Coordinator while planning and implementing various ecological restoration projects throughout King County. We are excited for Chauncey to utilize his knowledge and experience at our field site and anticipate his arrival. Check out his intro blog … Read More

New MBP Volunteer, Eric
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  Please welcome one of our newest volunteer, Eric !  He will be heading off to Madagascar NEXT WEEK (Just him…not his cat) and will joining our Prolemur simus team! We are excited to have him join our team and cannot wait for him to experience the amazing Madagascar! Intro Bio: Hello! My name is Eric, and I’m from the outskirts of Chicago. While I was growing up, I had a particular fondness for wildlife … Read More

Please welcome Lutchmee!
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We are excited to introduce our newest MBP volunteer, Lutchmee! She will be joining our Reforestation Team later this month!    Hi there! I’m Lutchmee and I love spending time in nature…the wilder the better! Growing up in a village in Mauritius, I’ve grown very fond of the endemic forests and wildlife which are unfortunately endangered due to invasive plants. I am determined to restore as much of the endemic habitat as I can to … Read More

Newly Identified Lemur Species
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Ankarana or Sheth’s dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus shethi). Described by our very own, Dr. Frasier, Dr. Louis. Along with the team from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium and the MBP!   We’d like to introduce you to this bundle of cuteness, the Ankarana or Sheth’s dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus shethi). This newly identified lemur species has just been described by Dr. Frasier, Dr. Louis and the team from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the … Read More

WE REACHED A MILESTONE!
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We are excited to announce that we have OFFICIALLY reached our MILLION TREE MILESTONE!!       To commemorate this exciting event we asked the village ampanjaka to help us plant our millionth tree. We’d like to THANK everyone for believing in our efforts the last five years. Especially the community of Kianjavato, for taking action and working to restore and protect their forests. We’d also like to thank our partners at Conservation Fusion , … Read More

Congratulations Dr. Missy Hawkins
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CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Missy Hawkins! She has been awarded the first ‘Emerging Scientist Award’ from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. We are extremely proud of you and honored to work along side you in our lab. GO MISSY! ? Check out her blog here  

Our Newest Nursery
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Check out the progress is being made at one of our newest nurseries, Nursery Ambohimanana. And check out that incredible view… just AMAZING! We are looking forward to seeing this site full of trees ?? Thank you Fredo for the photos 🙂  

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