We’re excited to introduce our newest volunteer to the field, Steven! His time in Madagascar will be spent with the prolemur simus team, monitoring their activities and behaviors. Steven will be starting Veterinary Medical School in the fall and decided to gain some more field experience before hand. Learn more about him in his Intro Blog below! … Read More
We would like to welcome one of our new volunteers to the field, Thaya! She traveled all the way from Spain to join the varecia monitoring team. We are excited for her to gain some educational experiences in the field! Read more about her in her intro blog below. “My name is Thaya and I recently graduated in Marine Sciences by the University of Alicante (Spain). My nationality is Swiss but I spent mywhole life in Spain and six … Read More
We are excited to introduce another new volunteer, Daan! He will be joining the reforestation team once he arrives in Madagascar. Check out his intro blog below and get to know a little bit more about him! “Hi, my name is Daan, I am 21 years old and I am from the Netherlands. Just recently, I finished a Bachelor in Biology with a major in Human and Animal Health and a minor in Plant Biotechnology at … Read More
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
This satellite imagery taken from #NASA on September 8th, depicts just how extreme and widespread the forest fires are in #Madagascar. As this article states; “The location, widespread nature, and number of fires suggest that these fires were deliberately set to manage land.” This is truly heartbreaking for us to see because Madagascar is considered to be one of the most diverse and ecologically important #biodiversity hotspots in the world. The country contains many highly … Read More
We had some very special visitors today, SOS- Save our Species and Dr. Russ Mittermeier from Conservation International came to our site in Kianjavato. Conservation Fusion worked with us in preparing for the special event by gathering the children and teachers to do a dance and presentation for them. The entire community got together to welcome these very special visitors, including a very special Aye-aye named Diamond 🙂 Thanks to everyone who helped make this … Read More
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!!
The Tree Planting Celebration Begins… For the last two years, the MBP has teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees in Madagascar. This year we have a goal of planting over 10,000 trees in Madagascar to commemorate Arbor Day. This will be the first time that Arbor Day has ever been celebrated in Madagascar. We are involving the whole community and have also teamed up with Conservation Fusion to include the children! … Read More