Take a walk with ‘Kintana’ the Critically Endangered Radiated Tortoise and learn a little bit about her species and the problems she faces..
We had some very special visitors today, SOS- Save our Species and Dr. Russ Mittermeier from Conservation International came to our site in Kianjavato. Conservation Fusion worked with us in preparing for the special event by gathering the children and teachers to do a dance and presentation for them. The entire community got together to welcome these very special visitors, including a very special Aye-aye named Diamond 🙂 Thanks to everyone who helped make this … Read More
The MBP is pleased to introduce Larissa to our Prolemur simus monitoring team! She will be joining the team in July 2016. We are excited to have her on board! 🙂 Intro Bio: “Hello, I’m Larissa, I’m from Manchester in the UK. I have always been a lover of animals since a young age and a lover of the outdoors since attending the university of Cumbria with in the British lake district in which … Read More
Check out these awesome greeting cards designed and produced by one of our very own, Missy Hawkins! By purchasing these cards you are helping to support Malagasy lemurs as proceeds will be donated to a Malagasy NGO studying the biodiversity and biogeography of lemurs. Click here for more information!!
Check out one of our recent articles that was published in the Journal of Primatology, “Evaluating the Genetic Diversity of Three Endangered Lemur Species (Genus: Propithecus) from Northern Madagascar” Congrats to everyone in our lab who contributed! Click here to view it! (Please disregard the publishing dates, as it was an error made by the publisher.)
Meet our newest MBP Volunteer, Katherine! She will be joining the Reforestation Team. Intro Bio: “Hello! My name is Katherine Day and I’m a 22 year old outdoor enthusiast. I’m a recent graduate of the “miracle class” from Sweet Briar College and during my four years there I accomplished not only receiving a biology degree but also a psychology degree all amidst the chaos of last year’s attempted closing. I’m from a … Read More
Today is National Endangered Species Day and its important to acknowledge all the critically endangered species out there, including the lemurs. Madagascar is considered a biodiversity hotspot and has only about 10% of its original habitat left. Human activity pressures have been the culprit to the loss of 90% of the forests. With this ever-decreasing habitat, Madagascar’s lemur species have become the world’s most threatened group of mammals. #EndangeredSpeciesDay #MBP #Savethelemurs
This is Sam Ambler’s last day as the Reforestation Supervisor here in Kianjavato. Even on her last day, Sam is busy entering information from the data sheet that she created to make recording the tree species planted be correlated with the GPS data. Sam began working first as a MBP volunteer for 6 months, followed by 15 months pushing the reforestation efforts which is now planting 10,000 trees per week. Good luck Sam, you will … Read More
Meet our newest volunteer, Chloe! She will be joining the Varecia variegata Monitoring Team. Intro Bio: “Hello! My name is Chloe, I am a 23-year-old aspiring wildlife conservationist from Westborough, Massachusetts. I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology with a focus in Marine Biology. During my time there, I studied abroad in Tanzania and conducted research on Savannah baboons. I also worked in a lab that studied the … Read More
Please Welcome one of our newest Volunteers, Amelia. She will be joining the Reforestation Project in Madagascar. Amelia spent her youth split between the forests and farms of New Hampshire and the steep-hilled Shenandoah Valley. Always a lover of animals and the outdoors, Amelia has been an avid horseback rider since the age of nine. Her travels have taken her to work on horse farms in Spain, Wales, and France. During her undergraduate … Read More
Arbor Day 2016 Here is Fredo, a valuable MBP employee, discussing the importance of reforestation, the Conservation Credit Reward (CCR) Program and the impact of the Arbor Day Celebration in Madagascar. Fredo is very dedicated and hard working and we are grateful to have him on our team.