Meet Fredo!
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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.    

Start of Arbor Day Celebration
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Blog by MBP Reforestation Supervisor, Samantha Ambler Here at KAFS we have started collecting the seedlings needed for the Arbor Day planting on Friday 29th April. We are collecting 2500 seedlings from Monday to Thursday to transport them to the planting sites, as well as organizing the delivery of compost. We are busy preparing and organizing with labor and our reforestation team the seedlings needed. Here are some photographs of the team collecting the seedlings … Read More

Sustainability at KAFS
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Blog by Reforestation Supervisor, Samantha Ambler   Here at the Kianjavato Field site, we are on our way to becoming sustainable through installing solar panels for electricity, wells for drinking and cleaning water, using rocket stoves to cook and now even having our own chickens for eggs and turkeys for meat. In late 2015, a garden was constructed to produce our own fruit and vegetables with the addition of banana trees around the walkway. Through … Read More

Varecia Baby Season
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Blog by MBP Volunteer, Colleen Photos courtesy of Katherine It is Varecia baby season here at KAFS. I was lucky enough to witness mating season back in July and now am delighted to see the results. In October we began to see the females nesting and tiny Varecia slowly emerged. There are four collared females in Sangasanga with 1 baby each. In addition, we have seen 1 non-collared female with 1 baby and another with … Read More

A farewell to KAFS
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Blog by MBP Volunteer, Adam As I finally leave KAFS, my home for the past half a year, I find myself thinking more and more about the incredible people that make KAFS what it is. For all the wildlife we see around the station and during work in the forest, some of the best characters are found right at home. The day-to-day life at KAFS is filled with a series of marvelous personalities that help … Read More

Radio Collaring the Aye aye
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Blog by MBP Volunteer, Danielle Photos are all courtesy of Danielle On 7th and 8th June, I was lucky enough to observe the re-collaring of a couple of aye aye, which MBP are monitoring. The first, was “Volafotsy” an adult breeding female, with a dependent juvenile female, called “Sapphire”. The dart team located the female pair in their nest in Vatovavy and, as all the permits required for removing the sedated adult had been gained, … Read More

Hello there, World!
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Blake Do I have some awesome news for you to hear or what?! I am officially at KAFS and this is officially the coolest thing I have ever done. Period. I just need to start by saying I have TONS of photos to share with all y’all back in the States and there is going to be a ton more for those unlucky few who I chose to go through all … Read More

Eating like a Ruffed lemur
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Blog by MBP Volunteer, Annie Strange and delightful fruits abound in southeastern Madagascar, and it’s no wonder the Varecia eat mostly fruits, even if they are not always the same ones as people eat! I recently went a little crazy at the fruit market in Mananjary, and took a picture of all my “Voandalo” (“Fruits of the Road”), as it is called when you bring back gifts after traveling. When I first arrived the pocanel … Read More

One Year Later…
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Abby   Photo courtesy of Abby   Being back in Tana 1 year after arriving is slightly surreal… there’s so much everything I haven’t been able to access easily for so long, i.e. all sorts of foods. With a few days until I fly, I am very much at a halfway point between Kianjavato and home, with Kianjavato not so far (and still getting children scream “SALUT VASAHA” at me wherever … Read More

“You’re Doing What?”
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Blog from Hilary, MBP Reforestation Team   I’m going to Madagascar to work on a reforestation and lemur conservation program. Is this really happening!? Following my interview, I had to do everything in my power not to think about the possibility of getting the position before I knew for sure, but after receiving an email offering me the position as a volunteer with the reforestation program, the floodgates were open. Sorting through the thoughts racing … Read More

Life in Madagascar…
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Jack Anyone flying into Madagascar for the first time can expect to feel more than a little nervous. The excitement of planning your trip to the jungle and see the unique wildlife and endearing lemurs will by then have subsided only to be replaced by a sense of trepidation. What is this barren moonscape the plane is flying over? Not a single lemur or chameleon waving to greet me from its … Read More

International Women’s Day
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Here’s a blog post on the groups of women that work with MBP. I figured this would be good timing for International Women’s Day on March 8th which, of course, the Ambalahosy women are preparing a celebration for and even Dadalioka is excited about. – MBP Volunteer, Nina     Vehivavy Vonona & the Women’s Teams In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th, I’d like to bring into the spotlight the awesome women … Read More

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