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

Arbor Day Celebration in Madagascar 2016
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We are excited to announce our Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration this Friday! The MBP has teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation this year with the goal of planting over 10,000 trees in Madagascar on 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 Conservation Fusion with to include the children! We will keep you all updated … Read More

Life After Madagascar
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Blog by MBP Prolemur simus Team Alumni 2013, Victoria … noticeably lacking in lemurs. I mean seriously, I go on a bush walk and all I’m seeing is kangaroos, echidnas and snakes! To say that returning home from Madagascar was bittersweet is a colossal understatement. It was amazing to see my family and friends and to go about my day with such ease (no language barriers!), but as the days turned to months, and I … Read More

Malagasy Street Food!
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 Blog by MBP Volunteer, Olivia Malagasy Street Food!!!     Greetings from the winner of the KAFS AACC (that’s the All American Cribbage Championship if you’re wondering).The two other volunteers from the U.S. and I completed our month long cribbage tournament a few weeks ago and I came out on top. Sweet, sweet victory! My prize was all the snacks and drinks I could possible consume at Sunday market, and I don’t know if I’ve … Read More

My Biggest Challenge in Madagascar…
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Hilary     With so many different jobs requiring workers from different villages around KAFS, there have been a lot of new faces to remember. One of the biggest challenges I’ve met is communication with the people we work with. Thanks to some more seasoned volunteers and the permanent Malagasy reforestation team at KAFS, I’ve started to learn a few necessary phrases, but to say my Malagasy leaves something to be … Read More

Playful Fossa Family
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If you are coming to visit the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, I highly recommend visiting the Madagascar Exhibit in the morning. We recently went down there to see the baby fossas and their mother. They were so playful and energetic. We were able to catch some of their climbing and acrobatic moves on video. Enjoy!    

Madagascar Drone Missions
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The MBP have plans to use drone technologies to make observations of the Malagasy landscape. Attached above is a link for the video and article that shows a test flight that was conducted by the team from Conservation Drones.org. Check it out!   http://motherboard.vice.com/read/drones-are-sniffing-out-illegal-logging-in-madagascar#sthash.ssCEnpWV.dpuf   Madagascar Team Leader and Drone operator: Zuzana Burivalova (PhD candidate) Applied Ecology & Conservation Lab, ETH Zurich   With support from: Dr Martin Bauert, ZOO Zurich Wildlife Conservation Society Madagascar Madagascar National Parks … Read More

The Ultimate Rain Experience
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Blog by MBP Reforestation Volunteer, Jarro   Should you ever be tired of the usual dull drizzles we call rain back home – that is to say on European soil for my part – do consider taking a look at the singular pretty large landmass off the south-east coast of Africa. Separated from the mainland through the Mozambique Channel, Madagascar’s central highlands take their job as a cloud-barrier seriously leaving the western parts of the … Read More

A Few Amazing Creatures
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By Sophie and Megan, 2010-11 MBP Varecia monitoring team   A few amazing creatures snapped at Vatovavy by Sophie & Megan Beetle found whilst exploring the other side of Vatovavy Cute baby Highland Streaked Tenrec Cricket as big as my fist, monstrous! Caterpillar with the night’s sky on its back The star of the show, it is of course Varecia varigata  

The Do’s and Don’ts of being an MBP Volunteer
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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

On a Malagasy road, heading towards Kianjavato
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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

The search for Manga Be
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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

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