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Center for Conservation in Madagascar

Background

Madagascar’s animal and plant species, including highly endangered lemurs, are found nowhere else in the world. The various species of lemur range anywhere from the pygmy mouse lemur, weighing only an ounce, to the indri, which can weigh up to 19 pounds. As recently as 2,500 years ago, lemurs the size of gorillas roamed the island, and 10-foot-tall birds, known as elephant birds, roamed the southern coast. Today, over 95% of the known lemur types are on the brink of extinction. Many other animals and plants on the island, such as the radiated tortoise and the beautiful rosewood tree, are also at risk of disappearing.

The Center for Conservation in Madagascar supports the work of the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group (MFG) through membership, research and salary support. MFG works to conserve the island’s animal and plant species through conservation, research, education and capacity building.

Work South of the Island

Through the work of the Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine, in collaboration with the Turtle Survival Alliance and the Radiated Tortoise SAFE program, the WildCare Institute is helping the critically endangered radiated tortoise.

Partners

Ambatovy
Aberdeen University (UK)
Association Vahatra
Atsinanana Region, Madagascar
Canberra University
Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos
Chester University (UK)
CIBIO/InBio
CISCO (School authorities), Madagascar
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, Kent University
Global Environment Facility
IUCN Environmental Law Centre
IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group
IUCN SOS Lemurs
James Cook University
Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group Mahaliana
Madagascar Institute for Conservation of Tropical Environments
Madagascar National Parks Madagascar Voakajy
Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Madagascar
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Madagascar
Missouri Botanical Garden
MRSN Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali
Princeton University
Queensland Department of Agriculture (Australia
Saint Louis University
Stellenbosch University (SA)
Tany Meva
United Nations Environment Programme
University of Antananarivo
University of Toamasina
Washington University-Living Earth Collaborative
Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center-UMSL
World Commission on Environmental Law