Increasing Capacity and Local Resource Availability through Infrastructural Renovations
2018 - 2019
Greater Bamboo Lemur Prolemur simus
Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur Varecia variegata
Aye-aye Daubentonia madagascariensis
The grantee expects to see an increase in the population numbers as forests expand and isolated groups can disperse and interbreed. They also anticipate a decrease in forest degradation as community members become invested in maintaining lemur populations for the purposes of ecotourism. The improved infrastructure of ecotourism facilities will result in an increase in tourists to the area, likely culminating in a regional monetary influx.
This project is implemented by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.