The bandro only exists in the marshes fringing Lake Alaotra (Madagascar). Major threats are habitat destruction for rice production and pet trade. A bandro as seen in the clip here can be bought for less than 3 Euro (less than a chicken produced in a German or USA factory!), but chances of survival in captivity are slim. Lollipops and bananas won’t do the trick! The international team of Madagascar Wildlife Conservation promotes long-term initiatives that integrate biodiversity conservation, environmental education and rural development. Thanks for supporting us in the conservation of this unique lemur and its habitat: http://www.madagascar-wildlife-conservation.org/support-donate/
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…
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…
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.
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.
Students and academic stafffromtheResearch GroupEcologyandEnvironmental Educationof theUniversity of Hildesheim and the Institute ofZoology of theUniversity of Veterinary MedicineHannovertogether with Madagascar WildlifeConservationinformthe visitors of the Hannover Adventure Zoo on the25th/26thas well ason 30th / 31th ofOctoberat an information standabout the most endangeredspecies of lemurs.
Lemursconstitute 20% of the lemurs in the world.Now theyare among themost endangeredmammalsin general. Almostallspecies of lemursareonthe red list ofthreatened species: 23 speciesarecritically endangered, 52are endangeredand19speciesare vulnerable. Mainreasonsforthe vulnerability oflemursarehabitatdestructionandhunting. In Madagascar,about90% of the natural ecosystemsandthus thehome 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.