Please welcome one of our newest volunteers, Zach! With his passion for primates and conservation, this ‘anthropologist-in-training’ will be joining the varecia Monitoring Team! Learn more about him in his intro blog below! “Hello! My name is Zach, and I’m a 22 year old from Michigan. I received a B.S. in Anthropology this past December from Grand Valley State University, a school in the western part of the state near Lake Michigan. My focuses are biological … Read More
Peggy is a visiting graduate student in Zoology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was able to take the opportunity to send us a little photo update from the field. Here is a picture of a Madagascar harrier-hawk, which she has seen twice now. This photo was taken while observing the lemurs and they reacted very strongly to its presence. Immediately upon the hawk’s arrival in a nearby tree, the group began alarm-calling and all individuals retreated to within a few feet … Read More
Blog from MBP Volunteer, Abby I am now 2 months into my stay in Madagascar and it’s been a whirlwind. We were lucky enough to be in Kianjavato for “Lemur-O-Rama”, meticulously planned by Susie McGuire of Conservation Fusion(one of MBP’s partners). One of our Simus guides asked me what the meaning of “O-Rama” was? I wasn’t quite sure how to answer since I didn’t know what to expect myself. The day spoke for itself. … Read More
Thanks to all of you who helped during the 2011 Zoo Boise Conservation Fund open voting session. Unfortunately, the MBP was not selected as one of the top four candidates for funding. Although this is a disappointment, we are honored just to make the cut for the top eight conservation organizations that were up for consideration. We were up against some amazing conservation efforts, focused on the plight of the cheetah, orangutan, or rhino, all … Read More
Here’s a little video that explains our project for consideration by the 2011 Zoo Boise Conservation Fund. Our proposal “Lemurs Rebuilding Madagascar’s Forest – Let’s Doo-Doo It!” is asking for funding to further strengthen our community-supported reforestation program that uses seeds collected from lemur doo-doo to regrow the forests of Kianjavato! We need your vote so we can reach our 1 million tree goal!!! Now through October 28, you can cast your vote by visiting … Read More
Here’s an easy way YOU can help the lemurs and forest of Madagascar! We’ve been selected as one of the top 8 candidates by Zoo Boise’s 2011 Conservation Fund. In this competition, the public gets to vote on which conservation effort to support, and the top 4 winners will be awarded grant funding. Our proposal “Lemurs Rebuilding Madagascar’s Forest – Let’s Doo-Doo It!” is asking for funding to further strengthen our community-supported reforestation program that … Read More
Check out this video of Dr. Louis and our field team tracking one of the world’s most endangered primates, the Greater Bamboo lemur, in Kianjavato Madagascar.