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Part III: Community building at Malagasy tree nursery

DLC-SAVA Conservation forging new collaborations with CURSA, the university of SAVA region: Community building at local tree nursery By James Herrera, Program Coordinator, DLC-SAVA Conservation The Madagascar government is committed to reforestation. They have an ambitious goal: to plant 60 million trees, in honor of their sixtieth anniversary of independence from France. They want to reforest […]



NEW SPECIES ALERT: Meet Jonah’s mouse lemur!

Meet Jonah’s mouse lemur, Microcebus jonahi! This tiny (60-gram) primate is the 25th recognized species of mouse lemur and the 108th recognized species of lemur. Jonah’s mouse lemur lives in northeastern Madagascar, including within the protected Mananara National Park. The species was named after Malagasy primatologist Dr. Jonah Ratsimbazafy, one of the most respected and […]



Curbside Pick-up for DLC Merchandise

Attention local (Durham, NC) lemur lovers! While we remain closed to the public for tours, we’re excited to announce NEW contactless curbside pick-up for merchandise orders! All purchases “give back” to the lemurs at the DLC, helping fund the Education Department and paying for lemur care, housing, veterinary supplies, and conservation initiatives. Visit Merchandise Sales: […]



PART II: DLC-SAVA Conservation Agroecology Workshops in Madagascar

DLC-SAVA Conservation forging new collaborations with CURSA, the university of SAVA region: Agroecology workshops By James Herrera, Program Coordinator, DLC-SAVA Conservation My next opportunity to engage with CURSA students and the faculty was during the first DLC-SAVA sustainable agriculture training in the District of Antalaha. During one week, five students took part in a workshop […]