Here’s a video of some young Greater Bamboo Lemurs playing in the forests near Kianjavato, Madagascar. Video by Sarah, an MBP volunteer. Great Job!
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
Blog by Sophie and Megan, 2010-11 MBP Varecia monitoring team Big V (Vatovavy) on the morning walk in. All was going well for team Varecia at Vatovavy. Lemurs were being followed and data meticulously collected. Until one day in late November when an old faithful Lemur, Manga Be (blue collar), appeared to have gone off radar. After many searches of his usual terrain around the lower foothills of Vatovavy, morale was beginning to … Read More
In 2010, OHDZ-MBP was awarded a grant from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and the Conservation Endowment Fund. This grant was to help support our reforestation program as well as expand our rocket stove program in Kianjavato, Madagascar. We just turned in our final reports and are proud to announce that our effort has proven to be a success. The video highlights some of the advances we’ve made this year. Thanks AZA & CEF … Read More
The greater bamboo lemur is one of the most endangered primates in the whole world. The Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership has a multi-faceted program in Kianjavato, Madagascar, home of the largest known population of this rare lemur species. Check out the greater bamboo lemur portion of this months MBP report! Click here to read about the Greater Bamboo lemur and Kianjavato, Madagascar