Madagascar is one of the most diverse countries in the world, and incredibly over 85% of the animals found there only live on this unique island, including over 100 species of lemur. However nature is desperately under threat here, and Madagascar has lost over 80% of its original forests.
Our work on the island helps communities protect the forests around them, educate children on the importance of nature, plant trees and protect endangered lemurs.
The greater bamboo lemur was one of the most endangered primates in the world, but thanks to our work the estimated population size of the greater bamboo lemur has risen since 2009 from 100 to 1,000 individuals. The Foundation works closely with ever increasing numbers of local communities and now protects over half the known wild population of these amazing lemurs. Local rangers, funded by donations, monitor over 30 groups on a weekly basis. And in the past two years we have planted over 30,000 saplings to help regain some of their lost habitats.
Your Madagascar care package will help us protect this incredible countries natural habitats and educate the next generation on the importance of wildlife conservation.