In Madagascar, the ‘human/wildlife conflict’ is one that is oh-so-relevant and not something we can ignore. After a young orphan was caught burning newly planted forest in Kianjavato, the teams were faced with the aftermath and how to handle the situation.
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!!
Blog by MBP Volunteer, Katherine Since arriving in Madagascar, many teachers and friends have reached out to me to speak to their students about conservation, lemurs, and endangered species protection. I’ve received countless emails with questions about MBP’s work here in Madagascar and my role as a volunteer research assistant. It’s wonderful to see teachers and students excited about issues; as all conservationists know, spreading awareness and educating the public is critical for any … Read More
Blog by MBP Reforestation Volunteer, Jarro Should you ever be tired of the usual dull drizzles we call rain back home – that is to say on European soil for my part – do consider taking a look at the singular pretty large landmass off the south-east coast of Africa. Separated from the mainland through the Mozambique Channel, Madagascar’s central highlands take their job as a cloud-barrier seriously leaving the western parts of the … Read More
Blog from 2011-12 MBP Prolemur simus monitoring team volunteer, Elle Working in the field following lemurs day in and day out, I have definitely learnt the hard way on some of the things you should and should not do! This has allowed me to devise a helpful Do’s and Don’ts guide, which is as follows: Do’s and Don’ts Always trust your guide. If he warns you to go slow, take his word or … Read More
From Cynthia, OHDZ-MBP Post-Doctoral researcher studying the Greater bamboo lemur The bus that was supposed to depart the taxi brousse station at 7am is finally lurching out amid diesel-choked fumes and roving vendors selling last minute desperately needed road trip provisions such as lace-fringed overstuffed cushions and cheap, naked, plastic dolls. What was I thinking to have left home without those? As we pull onto the road just over two hours late I settle … Read More