Let’s Welcome Steven!
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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

Welcome Tess!
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We are pleased to introduce another one of our newest MBP Volunteers, Tess! She will be heading to Madagascar in late September and will be apart of the Prolemur simus Monitoring Team. We are excited for her to be part of our team!   “Hi, I’m Tess from Sydney, Australia. Growing up I had ready access to the picturesque Blue Mountains, Sydney’s finest National Parks and Australia’s weird and amazing nature and wildlife. This led … Read More

Welcome Larissa!
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The MBP is pleased to introduce Larissa to our Prolemur simus monitoring team! She will be joining the team in July 2016. We are excited to have her on board! 🙂 Intro Bio:   “Hello, I’m Larissa, I’m from Manchester in the UK. I have always been a lover of animals since a young age and a lover of the outdoors since attending the university of Cumbria with in the British lake district in which … Read More

Life at KAFS
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Blog by MBP Volunteer, Luke The following is an account of a typical day volunteering on the P. simus team at Kianjavato Field station. Awaken to a mist covered landscape, in the distance the mystical cliffs of Vatovavy are enveloped by a white shroud. Gather my equipment for the day, most importantly water bottles and camera.Proceed with the morning hike down to what could be considered the cafeteria here; this morning walk usually possesses the … Read More

An Amazingly Resilient Little Critter
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Genever and Katherine Photos courtesy of Katherine During monitoring this baby season, we observed a baby Prolemur simus that is paralyzed from the waist down. He is doing surprisingly well! Our volunteers, Genever and Katherine, have some information and pictures to share. They say the baby is becoming independent in ways similar to other babies of the same age, but does seem to prefer to stay closer to his mother than the others. The mother does … Read More

It’s Baby Season!
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  We wanted to share some of the adorableness with you.<3 Check out this video below! Shot by MBP Volunteer, Genever

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

One Year Later…
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Abby   Photo courtesy of Abby   Being back in Tana 1 year after arriving is slightly surreal… there’s so much everything I haven’t been able to access easily for so long, i.e. all sorts of foods. With a few days until I fly, I am very much at a halfway point between Kianjavato and home, with Kianjavato not so far (and still getting children scream “SALUT VASAHA” at me wherever … Read More

Anticipating the Unexpected
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From Mary, a 2010-11 MBP Prolemur simus monitoring team volunteer   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 … 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