New Conservation Partners & Opportunities for Primate Conservation!

This last year has been challenging in so many ways for all of us, and yet it was also a year of expanding opportunities in primate conservation and education outreach. Malagasy children pointing out a red-ruffed lemur in the canopy. Photo by Pascal Elison, 2020 For the PICC program in Madagascar we have developed a … Continue reading New Conservation Partners & Opportunities for Primate Conservation!

Teaching lemur biology and conservation to Malagasy students

February & April 2021, Ambodiforaha & Marofototra, Masoala peninsula, Madagascar Ambodiforaha students discovering a large "walking stick" PICC Session Feb. 2021. Photo by Pascal Elison. Returning to eager children and heavy rains in the village of Ambodiforaha, PICC teacher Pascal Elison came prepared with new learning materials and notebooks for the students that had participated … Continue reading Teaching lemur biology and conservation to Malagasy students

PICC Pilot Project Successfully Launched in Suriname Community of Lelydorp

Walk in a lowland forest in Suriname and you’ll hear an extraordinary symphony of birds, monkeys and insects. Orchids drape from the branches, dragonflies lite on branches, and colorful jacamar, woodstar and tanager birds flit in the tangled shade. Ancient lianas form twisted patterns in their loops and curves down to the dense understory which conceals jaguars and pumas, and their prey of agouti, deer and pecari. Groups of capuchin and squirrel monkeys call close to the trail, feeding on insects, and the flowers of the kofimama tree (so named for the protective shade that it provided to the coffee plants in the original plantations from the 1700s).