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Empowering households with fuel-efficient cooking stoves

James Herrera, Program Coordinator, DLC-SAVA Conservation There has been tremendous interest in fuel-efficient cooking stoves, in Madagascar and among the Lemur Center supporter community. And for good reason: these stoves cut charcoal and firewood use by more than half, reduce household air pollution, and save on household budgets. By reducing fuel use, they help reduce […]

Choosy Lemurs Choose Sumac: How Hokie researchers are working to feed lemurs far from home

By David Fleming. Originally published by Virginia Tech on August 16, 2021. Read the original article HERE. In the jungles of Madagascar, the threatened sifaka lemur spends most of its days leaping from tree to tree, searching for leaves and fruit in a forest territory that is increasingly in peril. Halfway across the world, under […]

VIDEO: Celebrating 10 Years of DLC-SAVA Conservation

Founded in 2011, the DLC-SAVA Conservation project is dedicated to preserving the natural biodiversity of Madagascar—especially its charismatic lemurs—by empowering local communities to be conservation leaders. In doing so, we collaborate with Malagasy communities, researchers, organizations, and governmental institutions to promote environmental education, reforestation, sustainable agriculture, rainforest protection, family planning, and conservation-oriented lemur research. Filmed […]

Resilience through Regenerative Agriculture: SAVA Style

Resilience through Regenerative Agriculture: SAVA Style The latest results on the DLC-CURSA Agroecology program, 2019-2021 Ardhilles Andriantinefiarijaona, Anicet Elcar Ranaivoson, Nestorine Manantenasoa, Emilien Razafindrabozy, Rostella Christine, Esperio Jaozandry, Donatien Betalata, Nandrasana Judolin Raherison, James Herrera Introduction Since 2019, the DLC-SAVA Conservation program has been collaborating with the local university to train farmers and university students […]