Leveraging biodiversity to rebuild fragile ecosystems in Northern Madagascar with the Northern Sportive Lemur
Image credit: E. Louis

Leveraging Biodiversity to Rebuild Fragile Ecosystems in Northern Madagascar

2015 - 2017
Species protected
Sanford’s Brown Lemur Eulemur sanfordi
Crowned Lemur Eulemur coronatus
Sahafary Sportive Lemur Lepilemur septentrionalis

Project objectives

Monitoring data of a significant percentage of the individuals remaining of this species will help determine the habitat use and home range territories. Information regarding the habitat composition will offer insight about forage or nesting preferences which will be vital for reforestation and habitat preservation efforts. Routine monitoring will track any illegal logging activities in the region and be shared with local authorities.


Habitat loss & degradation

With growing local participation and educational awareness, the project team hopes to achieve a higher adoption of alternative technologies and a reduction in the use of charcoal by participants. All of this will be critical in order to save the lemurs.

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