Southern Bamboo Lemur
Image credit: Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar

Conserving Lemurs in the Manombo Special Reserve

2017 - 2019
Species protected
Aye-aye Daubentonia madagascariensis
James’ Sportive Lemur Lepilemur jamesorum

Project objectives

Over the two year timespan of this project, GERP expects to see 1,000 community members directly participate in hands-on conservation efforts, 120 families benefit from a new income source or higher food security, and 20,000 native tree seedlings planted on the edge of the Reserve. Community participation in conservation will be promoted through education, outreach, and reforestation and tree planting. Community families will participate in training and implementation of vegetable farming, fruit tree production, beekeeping, and hand-made craft production. One of the cornerstones of the project will be the forest restoration through planting of native tree seedlings. Finally, professional scientific research on the four target species will increase in scope.

This project is implemented by Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar.


Habitat loss & degradation