A new edition of the Lemur Conservation Coloring and Activity Book is in production for the PICC project 2019 in Masoala National Park, NE Madagascar. It is being co-authored by Kathy West and Dr. Cortni Borgerson, translated to the local Malagasy dialect, and customized for the lemur species, conservation solutions and biodiversity in the Masoala National Park. The new books will be published and ready for the August 2019 session of PICC Madagascar.
Custom-tailored conservation coloring and activity books are an effective method to engage and inform children and adults in topics of local biodiversity, ecosystems, and conservation issues and solutions. The first edition of the lemur conservation coloring book (March 2018) was written and illustrated for the southeastern habitats of Madagascar, co-authored with lemur biologist Dr. Amber Walker-Bolton, University of Toronto, Scarborough, written in English and Malagasy. The illustrations (by Kathy West), activities and text provide information on lemur behavior, biology and natural history, and present conservation issues and solutions. Dr. Walker-Bolton has shared it with teachers and students in Madagascar in 2018 with great excitement from the teachers and students.