Adding Fuel to the Conservation Fire
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New Report from the Kianjavato Ahmanson Field Station (KAFS)! Here’s a snippet about our Rocket Stove project from the January edition for the report. Click here to see the Rocket Stove part of our report. Check back for more of the newest reports!

Omaha Zoo formally announces the award winning Madagascar Biodiversity Project
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Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo received Top Honors for the Madagascar Biodiversity Program (MBP) in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) 2010 International Conservation Award. The award recognizes exceptional efforts toward regional habitat preservation, species restoration and support of biodiversity in the wild. AZA also announced the Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) has granted $16,445 to support, “Rocket Stoves and Reforestation: Ensuring the Long-term Survival of Two Critically Endangered Lemur Species in Madagascar.”

MBP wins the AZA International Conservation Award
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At the AZA Annual Conference, September 12-16, in Houston, TX, the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership was named as the 2010 AZA International Conservation Award winner. This highly competitive competition compares a variety of conservation efforts around the world performed by a variety of different zoos and aquariums. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) names conservation as its highest priority, and recognizes exceptional efforts by AZA Institution, Related Facility, International Facility, or Conservation Partner members toward habitat … Read More

The Plight of Malagasy Tortoises
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MBP works to protect numerous Malagasy species, such as the radiated tortoise. As you read the blog post below, you will understand why we want to help…   300 Madagascan tortoises confiscated at Kuala Lumpur Airport Radiated Tortoises formed the bulk of a major seizure of 300 tortoises smuggled into Malaysia © Chris Shepherd / TRAFFIC   Radiated, spider and plowshare tortoises seized June 2010. Enforcement agencies discovered 300 tortoises from Madagascar bound and packed … Read More

Conservation Research Training
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On July 4th 2010, 18 Malagasy Animal Biology graduate students and their professors from the University of Antananarivo embarked upon a unique journey. The destination was to Kianjavato, a small community on the Madagascar’s southeastern coast, to participate in an once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity.   The group drove 13 hours south from the island’s central plateau to reach the humid rainforests that surround Kianjavato to attend a week-long conservation research training program. This new program, facilitated … Read More

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