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Lemur Bags: Carry Your Support for Lemur Conservation with You Every Day

One Entrepreneur’s Story on How to Spread Lemur Conservation to the Masses We entrepreneurs don’t have it easy. It seems like there’s always something pulling us in multiple directions, calling attention to one opportunity or another. It’s not easy to decide which project to devote your attention to, especially when you’re dedicated; 60+ hour work weeks are common when you’re passionate about what you’re doing – just ask anyone in the LCN. Sometimes, however, the universe seems to put everything […]

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Andasibe: A Film on Deforestation in Madagascar

  In Andasibe, locals and transplants work together for the natural environment. In the small village of Andasibe in eastern Madagascar, a dedicated group of individuals, both locals and transplants, are working together to halt the destruction of the natural environment. Time is not on their side.  In a nation where less than ten percent of native forests remain, they must kick-start reforestation through a combination of education, conservation, and community spirit. My husband and I set out to Madagascar with […]

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Importance of Eco-tourism in Madagascar

Eco-tourism and its importance Eco-tourism is tourism that is directed towards natural and exotic environments with the intention to support conservation efforts and the protection of wildlife. With the intention of giving a share of the monetary benefits to local communities and providing the visitor with a nature-based experience, eco-resorts are incredibly beneficial and important. According to WorldWide Ecolodges on their definition of the importance of eco lodges, they say that “many countries and regions have embarked on creating certifiable […]

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63% of primates species are endangered

Primates are facing extinction. 63% of the world’s primate species are currently threatened with extinction based on a study published in Science Advances, led by Alejandro Estrada and Paul Garber and co-authoring, one of the founders of the Lemur Conservation Network, Conservation International Executive Vice Chair and Chair of the *IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, Russ Mittemeier and Senior Research Scientist of Conservation International and Deputy-Chair of the *IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, Anthony Rylands. The IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group was created […]

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World Lemur Festival 2016: Recap

2016 was a good year for lemurs. Why? Because many people cared for their conservation and for maintaining them happy and healthy in beautiful Madagascar. The World Lemur Festival is a series of activities happening throughout the globe in October with the aim to raise awareness for lemur conservation, to celebrate these unique animals and Madagascar and to show people the importance in protecting lemurs and their habitats. 2016 was the third year this festival was celebrated and it had […]

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Why Love Lemurs?

For those of us who are lucky enough to spend our working lives around these animals, their individual personalities truly touch our souls. In this post I will be looking at why lemurs mean the world to me and what they mean to the world. Let’s face it, lemurs have a lot going for them; firstly they are the most diverse species of primate in the world, ranging from tiny nocturnal mouse lemurs to large haunting Indri, and the Aye […]

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