Introducing our newest Volunteer, Pascal Hi there! I am Pascal, 24 years old and from Germany! If you are reading this, then I probably just finished my bachelor in sports science. In late 2018 I am likely to start studying environmental sciences with a specialization in forest management back in Germany. I am passionate for exercising and teaching all kinds of sports, for philosophy, reading, (playing) music and being outside in nature. I am looking forward … Read More
Today is National Endangered Species Day and its important to acknowledge all the critically endangered species out there, including the lemurs. Madagascar is considered a biodiversity hotspot and has only about 10% of its original habitat left. Human activity pressures have been the culprit to the loss of 90% of the forests. With this ever-decreasing habitat, Madagascar’s lemur species have become the world’s most threatened group of mammals. #EndangeredSpeciesDay #MBP #Savethelemurs
Blog by MBP Volunteer, Sam It’s crazy to think that I arrived 1 year ago at the beginning of September to start my volunteership with MBP. I was a volunteer for the reforestation project and was just learning the ropes. I originally applied to help on the Simus team (Greater bamboo lemur), but was glad that I changed this decision to gain different skills through reforestation. Before I applied to MBP, I worked in … Read More
The newest addition to the MBP Aye-aye family has a name! It’s Rikarlo! This name comes from a combination of the Aye-aye teams’ names – Richard, Kaway, Richard kely, and Laude. This little guy ws born to Tsinjo in Torotorofotsy. He is about one month old now. Congratulations to Tsinjo on her beautiful baby boy and to the dedication and hard work of the MBP Aye-aye team!
The Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership would like to send out a “Thank You!” to all of our volunteers leaving KAFS over the next few weeks. As Dr. Frasier put it, “It has also been our pleasure to work with you these past few months. We hope that your time at KAFS will help shape your future career and that you keep in touch with the MBP as we always enjoy seeing where our volunteers end up next!” … Read More
A Blog from Dr. Frasier Taxibrousse trips often warrant blog posts. Who can forget being driven by a man who plainly believes himself to be a demi-god? How else can one explain his certainty that the opposing lane of traffic will always be clear on blind curves and therefore at his disposal? Toliar is a two day drive (for the sane) from Antananarivo. We were passing through this city on our way to Lavavolo, an … Read More