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 Thaya!
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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

Let’s Welcome Daan!
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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

Let’s Welcome Zach!
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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

Blog by MBP Volunteer, Amelia
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Just keeping going & the mosquitoes won’t get you!              

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

Farewell to Brittney!
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Exit Blog from MBP Volunteer, Brittney   Where do I even start?? I’m sitting here at the MBP residence in Tana ready to soak up my final couple of days in Madagascar. I cannot believe how quickly 6 months flew by! It feels like just yesterday I was sitting in this exact same place feeling extremely nervous and scared and completely overwhelmed by my new environment. It’s funny, I’m actually having the same feelings now, … Read More

Hello there, World!
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Blake Do I have some awesome news for you to hear or what?! I am officially at KAFS and this is officially the coolest thing I have ever done. Period. I just need to start by saying I have TONS of photos to share with all y’all back in the States and there is going to be a ton more for those unlucky few who I chose to go through all … Read More

Surveys
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Blog from MBP Volunteer, Annie   Along with tracking specific animals in two forest fragments, we are also trying to get a sense of the lemur population density of all the fragments in the area. So, we are now doing transect surveys, where we walk along pre-measured lines and record any lemurs that we see. Starting out the surveys was a bit of a trick, because the lines do not follow set trails. Instead, they … Read More

Arrival in Madagascar
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Blog by MBP Volunteer,Thomas     I arrived in Antanananarivo, or Tana for short, in the afternoon of November 7th and was met at the airport by Dr. Ed Louis, Stefan, and Nirina. On our trip to the MBP office along the bustling and narrow streets of the capital I learned more about the country and MBP from the experienced Ed and the two locals. I met the friendly staff before dropping my stuff at … Read More

A Week in the Life of the Reforestation Team…
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Blog by MBP Volunteer, Hilary One of our new reforestation volunteers, Hilary, has sent us a blog about the process and preparation it takes to get trees planted back into the forests of Madagascar! It takes a lot of care and back breaking work to get this big job done. We are so happy to have all of the dedicated volunteers and local communities helping. You can help too… go to greenvolved.com to read more … Read More

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