World Lemur Day on October 31 at the Erlebniszoo Hannover!
Held at the end of October, the 2nd annual World Lemur Festival raised awareness for lemur conservation, celebrated lemurs and Madagascar, and educated the public about why it’s important to protect them and their habitats in Madagascar.
The World Lemur Day at Zoo Hannover was a cooperation together with Madagascar Wildlife Conservation. MWC presented the lemurs in their natural habitat and the work of the organization. While the zoo gave information about the red-ruffed lemurs and ring-tailed lemurs in the zoo and the visitors could win a meet-and-greet with the ring-tailed lemurs!
Madagascar Conservation & Development, Vol 10, No 1S (2015): “Ten years into the marshes – Hapalemur alaotrensis conservation, one step forward and two steps back?”
Natural resource management problems typically involve a multitude of stakeholders with diverse sets of needs and interests, and often conflicting worldviews in an environment with growing uncertainty…
Woman working in the rice fields.
Link to the paper:
Sustainability 2015, 7, pp. 8855-8880: “Conservation Messages in Speech Bubbles–Evaluation of an Environmental Education Comic Distributed in Elementary Schools in Madagascar”
In this paper, we present the results of a survey of an environmental education program applied to a cohort of 542 students in six primary schools at Lake Alaotra, Madagascar. The educational materials used were a comic book and additional materials designed specifically for local conditions in rural Madagascar…
Environmental Education at Lake Alaotra
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The team of MWC and a representative of the association of guards from the village Andreba came to Ambato to represent the activities of the association and Camp Bandro during the World Environmental Day. The assistants of the projects AlaReLa and AMBio and helped to install the stand.
Vous pouvez trouver les détails ici:
offre d’emploi_MWC_responsable de projet (pdf)
Potential for reconciliation and recovery in Madagascar
Let’s be blunt. With 90 percent of its population living with less than 2 US dollars per day, a rampant spread of Bubonic plague and failure to provide electricity to most of its citizens, there are very few reasons to be cheerful during the holiday seasons in Madagascar. Yet, things may not be as bleak as they seem.
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Students and academic staff from the Research Group Ecology and Environmental Education of the University of Hildesheim and the Institute of Zoology of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover together with Madagascar Wildlife Conservation inform the visitors of the Hannover Adventure Zoo on the 25th / 26th as well as on 30th / 31th of October at an information stand about the most endangered species of lemurs.
Lemurs constitute 20
% of the lemurs in the world. Now they are among the most endangered mammals in general
. Almost all species of lemurs are on the red list of threatened species
: 23 species are critically endangered
, 52 are endangered and 19 species are vulnerable
. Main reasons for the vulnerability of lemurs are habitat destruction and hunting
. In Madagascar, about 90
% of the natural ecosystems and thus the home of
the lemurs, have already disappeared
From the 25th to the 31th of October 2014 the lemurs of Madagascar will be the focus of the world attention. During this period the 22 regions of Madagascar are in tune to celebrate the value of these endemic species and the unique Malagasy biodiversity. A celebration that will find a world wide audience as all zoos in the world that house lemur species will be part of the festival, hence it will have a global dimension. The festival will take place in America, Europe, Asia, the islands of the Indian Ocean and Africa.