A new edition of the Lemur Conservation Coloring and Activity Book is in production for the PICC project 2021 in Masoala National Park, NE Madagascar. It is being co-authored by Kathy West and Pascal Elison, 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 2021 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 book of the primate conservation coloring book series was written and illustrated for the southeastern habitats of Madagascar, co-authored by Kathy West with lemur biologist Dr. Amber Walker-Bolton, University of Toronto, Scarborough, 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 the book with teachers and students in Madagascar in 2018 and 2019 with great excitement from the teachers and students. Download a free copy of the updated 3rd edition (2019) here.