THE PROJECT IN MADAGASCAR FOCUSES ON THE PLIGHT OF THE GREATER BAMBOO LEMUR WHICH IS ONE OF THE RAREST PRIMATES IN THE WORLD.
When everyone else wanted to take these animals out of the wild and protect them in captivity, we said no. Instead we led by example and protected these animals in situ.
When our work with the species began it was estimated that there were less than 100 greater bamboo lemurs left in the wild. Almost all lemurs in Madagascar are critically endangered.
In 2009 The Aspinall Foundation embarked on a research project with greater bamboo lemurs. As a result the known locations of these lemur doubled.
Having discovered these new sites we immediately established, and funded, community-based conservation projects to protect and monitor the areas.
This led to the creation of the first-ever community-managed site designed specifically to protect greater bamboo lemurs.
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