Aye-aye in the Torotorofotsy region
Image credit: Edward Louis
Project

Improving Forest Connectivity in the Torotorofotsy Region

Initiative
Duration
2019 - 2021
Location
Madagascar
Species protected
Greater Bamboo Lemur Prolemur simus
Aye-aye Daubentonia madagascariensis

Project objectives

  • Stabilize lemur populations through the reduction of hunting and deforestation by empowering local organisations;
  • Expand the lemurs’ natural habitat through reforestation and use natural regeneration cycles to reduce forest fragmentation;
  • Establish Vohitsara Base Camp as an ecotourism destination by developing a sustainable ecotourism business that benefits local communities and wildlife.

This project is implemented by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching