We made the cover!
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A collaborative effort between leading researchers at the University of Chicago, Penn State, and our own Dr. Edward Louis Jr., has led to the publication of their research findings regarding the unique genome sequence of the Aye aye. Doesn’t the Aye-aye look awesome on this cover?!?        

Thanks CEF!
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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

We have babies!
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While the Northern hemisphere prepares for the upcoming fall and winter, in Madagascar it is springtime. Over the last month, many forest animals are having babies, including the Black and white ruffed lemurs in the forests around Kianjavato. A key part of our ongoing conservation research program is in the forests near the commune of Kianjavato in the southeast.  So far this season, MBP research staff and volunteers have identified 19 Black and white ruffed … Read More

Thanks for Voting!
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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

Watch Our Video and Vote!
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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

MBP Candidate for Zoo Boise 2011 Conservation Fund
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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

Tortoises Seized in Madagascar
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196 Critically Endangered tortoises that were seized at Ivato International Airport on July 24. The Turtle Survival Alliance is caring for some of the tortoises in the protected gardens of the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership’s headquarters in Antananarivo.   Click here to read more  

Helping Communities A World Away- North High’s Contribution to the Malagasy Community
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Omaha North High School students, along with their teacher Dr. Lee Kalstrom and Conservation Fusion’s Susie McGuire have dedicated their time to finding a solution for the best fuel source and construction method for Rocket Stoves. To read an article about this inspiring project, check out this great article from Nebraska Loves our Public Schools: http://nelovesps.org/story?TN=PROJECT-20110331025902 And if you haven’t checked out our Rocket Stove page make sure you visit that, too! http://www.madagascarpartnership.org/home/rocket_stoves

Anticipating the Unexpected…
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A blog from MBP Volunteer, Mary   When I first told my friends and family I was embarking on an adventure of a lifetime to follow endangered lemurs in the forests of Madagascar I received a wide array of reactions. Although responses varied, there seemed to be an overall general sentiment that was quite universal: “Mary, you’re just not really the ‘campy’ type, are you sure you can do this?” As I tried to act … Read More

Tales from the field, Madagascar’s frogs!
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Tales from Olly, an MBP Volunteer- Madagascar’s frogs   Despite humans’ best efforts, Madagascar is still full of wildlife. Admittedly less than when people first arrived 2000 years ago, but the country is still thick with it, especially if you look in all the hidden places you don’t expect to find it… Like on top of the tarpaulin I had been using to take the brunt of the rain and protect my delicate tent. Here, … Read More

MBP mentioned in The Times of Madagascar
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MBP post-doctoral researcher Dr. Cynthia Frasier was quoted in a Malagasy newspaper, The Times of Madagascar, talking about the need for investigation into the Greater bamboo lemur, Prolemur simus. The species is currently listed on the IUCN Top 25 Most Endangered Primate list. Dr. Frasier and the MBP are leading an ongoing major research program near Kianjavato to monitor the species. Click here to read the article in The Times of Madagascar Follow this link … Read More

Games for Conservation
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MBP truly is an organization of partnerships… In the Malagasy capital of Antananarivo December 11-12, 2010, MBP, Conservation Fusion and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) participated in a unique educational event focused on the critically endangered radiated tortoise. Together with Conservation International, this partnership shared a booth at the event to raise awareness of their work in the region by using soccer – a very popular sport in Madagascar. Herilala Randriamahazo, TSA’s Malagasy Tortoise Conservation … Read More

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