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LCN Member of the Month: AEECL

The Lemur Conservation Association (AEECL) is a charitable non-governmental organisation run by a consortium of European zoos, working for Madagascar’s highly endangered lemurs through cooperation with the Malagasy people. The charity was established in 1989 by the founder members: Zoo Mulhouse, Zoo Saarbrucken, Zoo Cologne /Koln and the University of Strasbourg.   The Sahamalaza region has been the focus of scientific and conservation interest for the AEECL since 1989. The critically endangered blue-eyed black (Eulemur flavifrons) is endemic to this part […]

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LCN Member of the Month: Lemur Conservation Foundation

Tell us about the organization’s history and where the Lemur Conservation Foundation is located. The Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was founded in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. While working for the American Museum of Natural History, Penelope took a trip to Madagascar with world renowned paleoanthropologist, Dr. Ian Tattersall. When she flew over Madagascar, the signs of deforestation were staggering, and she decided to start a foundation dedicated to saving lemurs and their vanishing habitat. In 1999, the Lemur Conservation Foundation […]

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LCN Member of the Month: Lemur Love

Tell us a little bit about the history of Lemur Love. Lemur Love, Inc. was founded by Dr. Marni LaFleur in 2012. Marni spent 10 months in Madagascar in 2010-2011 while collecting data for her doctoral dissertation and became increasingly concerned about deforestation and the illegal trade of wild-captured pet lemurs. She started Lemur Love to further scientific research and conservation with wild lemurs. Since then, Lemur Love has grown and expanded to include small scale development within Madagascar and […]

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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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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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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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