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Leading Conservation: A Chat with Jeff Gibbs, Part 1

First, can you talk about your experiences in Madagascar? JG: I worked throughout Madagascar helping to build a volunteer program for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). WWF has field projects in different places, and my job was to build the volunteer program from scratch. They had never formally brought on volunteers, so it took a lot to convince people in the organization that it would be worthwhile to do, and then to actually determine what the activities would be and where the […]

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Over 150 Conservation Leaders and Lemur Fans Celebrate Launch

Last Thursday, March 19, we held our launch party at Right Proper Brewing Company in Washington, D.C. It was a blast! So Many Friends Helped Us Celebrate Over 150 people came out to the brewery to celebrate. Guests from several of our member organizations were in attendance, including the Duke Lemur Center, Conservation International, and ICTE/Centre Val Bio. Other guests came from all over the D.C. area, including many who work for environmental and international development organizations like the Smithsonian National Zoo, Chemonics International, Conservation […]

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Learning through Lemurs: One 6th Grade Class Spends a Year Studying All Things Lemur

Last July, sixth grade language arts teacher Robin Lee went to the IMAX theater, knowing little about lemurs and Madagascar, and not even aware what was playing that day. She was in for a treat. On the screen was Island of Lemurs:  Madagascar. The movie—and its furry co-stars—inspired her. As a teacher, she knew her students’ curiosity would be piqued by these fascinating animals and their unique home. Coming out of the cinema, I was still in awe of the movie:  content, […]

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Launch Party: March 19 in Washington, DC

Join us on March 19th for our launch party at Right Proper Brewing Company! Bring your friends and mingle with other supporters of conservation and development work in Madagascar while enjoying live music and $1 off in-house beers. All guests get one free raffle ticket, and we have a ton of great prizes (buy more tickets to up your chances!). It’s free to attend, and you’ll get to meet a ton people doing work with lemurs and Madagascar. We want […]

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Welcome to the Lemur Conservation Network!

The truth is, we need everyone’s help to save lemurs from extinction. Today, we launch the Lemur Conservation Network, and we call on lemur fans worldwide to join us in our fight to save lemurs from extinction. Last February, the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group of Madagascar publicized Lemurs of Madagascar: A Strategy for their Conservation 2013–2016 in the journal Science. One year later, we launch this Network to help implement this lemur action plan with help from you—our community of lemur lovers and friends of animals and the […]

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