Dedicated organizations in Madagascar and around the world are urgently working on creative ways to save Madagascar’s forests and its endangered wildlife inhabitants.
Following are a few resources that you can use to learn more about lemurs and find ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle to make a difference for the lemurs and forests.
- We are pleased to release a new edition of the bilingual Lemur Conservation Coloring and Activity Book – Masoala Edition! It was written and illustrated for the lemur species, conservation solutions and biodiversity in the Masoala National Park. (Use the link above to download a PDF, 56pp) Share your new knowledge with your friends and family!
- Our bilingual children’s educational series Lemur Conservation Coloring Book – Southeast edition is available to download to teach students about lemurs and how to support them in their local habitats.
- Download a free, beautiful, bilingual English-Malagasy poster about lemurs. Promote conservation of Madagascar’s unique biodiversity!
- Help lemur conservation organizations by hosting a Lemur Bounce fundraiser with your school or group of friends! The materials are even provided to you to make it super easy! (Thank you, Money for Madagascar!) Yes, even with shelter-in-place you can still make a difference!
- Thinking of being an ecotourist to see the lemurs? Consider these points to be part of lemur conservation solutions. Read this Culture Trip blog.
- Eyes of the World Films — Andasibe. Excellent film documenting the hurdles of conservation in Madagascar for educators and students looking for more information about the complicated conservation issues in Madagascar.
- Lemur Conservation Network where you can volunteer and find more resources on learning and teaching about lemurs.
- IUCN SOS Lemur Initiative. Pools funds from donors and disburses them in grants to Madagascar-based grassroots conservation groups, ensuring every conservation dollar is used to its potential through careful project management by lemur experts.
- Red Book Challenge. A children’s conservation program started in 2011 by Dr. Amber Walker-Bolton with the goal of promoting conservation education in rural Madagascar.
- seed Madagascar. Sustainable Environment, Education and Development is a program that aims to eradicate poverty, suffering and environmental damage in Madagascar through fuel efficient stoves, improved sanitation, education, and lemur habitat conservation, and more.
- Protecting tapia trees to sustain the silk weaving industry. Working to connect business and conservation outcomes, Ny Tanintsika helped start silk workers’ cooperatives and forest management groups. Some villages specialize in one or the other, as silk-making and weaving skills don’t necessarily occur in the same place as tapia trees (Uapaca bojeri).
- Planting sustainable, high-value crops within existing forests. Centre ValBio’s initiative, SPICES, seeks to protect and restore Madagascar’s ecosystems through planting sustainable, high-value forest crops within existing forests.
- How to make charcoal and save trees. Until alternative fuel technologies and economies can be developed, this is a sustainable way to grow trees for coal and provide more income for a greater number of people.
- ADES Solaire in Madagascar. Solar cookers can reduce the need for charcoal and wood burning stoves.
- Eden Reforestation Project. Saving lemurs through forest protection and by helping communities alleviate poverty through developing sustainable food and fuel production.
- GRET: Professionals for Fair Development. Bringing together various stakeholders to find solutions in Madagascar, with projects such as system of rice intensification as a sustainable agricultural innovation and innovative solution for access to off-grid energy in Madagascar.
- MedAir. Provides safe water, sanitation, and support during natural disasters, with an effective and caring on-the-ground team.
- Mongabay. A conservation news source that highlights conservation projects and success stories from Madagascar, and provides lesson sets for young students.
- Forest Landscape Restoration. The WWF is making a long-term difference in reforestation with this successful project benefiting lemurs, humans and biodiversity.
Please contact us to add other lemur conservation resources that you support.