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LCN Member of the Month: GERP

Tell us a little bit about the history of GERP. In 1994, ten Malagasy primatologists dedicated to protecting wildlife established a research institution in the form of an association called “Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar” (GERP). This organization has grown considerably and is now comprised of researchers, teachers, students, founding members, donors and consultants. Today, we have more than 111 members and 15 of them are foreigners. The main goal of GERP is to share […]

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2017 World Lemur Festival Events Calendar

Celebrate lemurs on World Lemur Day, October 27! World Lemur Festival events will be held in Madagascar on November 10-11, and throughout the world at the end of October and beginning of November. This event listing and map will be updated throughout the month. Events in Madagascar World Lemur Festival in Antananarivo, hosted by GERP November 10-11 Events in the United States Primatology Happy Hour, Washington DC For the World Lemur Festival, join this monthly primatology group for a casual happy hour […]

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Announcing the 2017 World Lemur Day and World Lemur Festival

We encourage all member organizations and lemur fans to celebrate lemurs with us on World Lemur Day, October 27! World Lemur Festival events will be held in Madagascar on November 10-11, and throughout the world at the end of October and beginning of November.  The World Lemur Festival and World Lemur Day raise awareness for lemur conservation, and tell the world how amazing lemurs and Madagascar are. The World Lemur Festival is for everyone—lemur fans and conservation leaders, scientists and artists, teachers and students, kids and parents, […]

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Volunteering for SEED Madagascar

SEED Madagascar offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Short-term opportunities range from 2 – 10 weeks  in January, April, July and October of each year. Longer-term opportunities can last a year or more. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or vital conservation work, SEED Madagascar can offer you an unforgettable experience. Our volunteers don’t just come for a holiday – they gain real, practical experience in conservation research and the running of a small NGO in one of the most overlooked […]

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LCN Member of the Month: SEED Madagascar

Tell us a little bit about the history of SEED Madagascar. SEED Madagascar is an award-winning British charity founded in 2000. For more than 15 years, our Conservation Programme research team, together with volunteers from around the world, have been working in the coastal community of Sainte Luce in southeast Madagascar. Situated in the heart of a newly designated conservation zone, our permanent campsite is closely surrounded by five fragments of littoral forest, offering us the unique opportunity to research […]

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Leading Conservation with Pascal Rabeson of Centre ValBio

Dr. Pascal Rabeson is Centre Val Bio’s National Director, and originally from Toamasina, Madagascar. He has worked with Dr. Patricia Wright in Ranomafana on and off since 1995, most recently rejoining Centre ValBio in 2003. A key part of CVB’s Senior Management Team, Pascal now serves as the National Director at CVB headquarters in Ranomafana National Park. Can you tell me about your background? I grew up in Madagascar and earned my primary, secondary and high school education here. After I passed […]

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LCN Member of the Month: The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Tell us a little bit about the history of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (JZG) was founded in 1914 as a small municipal zoo located in the Springfield area of Jacksonville, Florida. In 1925, it moved to the current 117-acre location along the Trout River in north Jacksonville. JZG has been an American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA)/ Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo since 1987. As of July 1, 2017, the […]

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LCN member of the month: Sainte Luce Reserve

Tell us a little bit about the history of the Sainte Luce Reserve. I first visited Madagascar in 1987 looking at rare palms of all things… then with a passion for conservation, I founded and ran another NGO for Madagascar, in the UK in 1994, and I opened the first Madagascar office of that NGO in 1997, so I have been here a while.  I retired from that NGO in 2009 to concentrate on Sainte Luce Reserve and we founded […]

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