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The Conservation of Critically Endangered Lemurs in Northwest Madagascar

The Lemur Conservation Association (AEECL) is a consortium of European zoos, including Dublin Zoo, that have joined forces to carry out conservation and research projects for Madagascar’s highly endangered lemurs. For many years AEECL, together with Madagascar National Parks, has been working towards the implementation of a national protected area on the Sahamalaza Peninsula to safeguard the blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons) and the Sahamalaza sportive lemur (Lepilemur sahamalaza), both Critically Endangered and endemic to the region. The first goal was reached in 2001, when UNESCO declared Sahamalaza a biosphere reserve. The region was finally declared a national park in June 2007.

AEECL has established a permanent research and conservation station in the Ankarafa Forest, one of the largest continuous areas of blue-eyed black lemur habitat remaining. This station serves as a base for research work on the conservation ecology of Sahamalaza’s lemurs, and for conservation measures in Sahamalaza. AEECL is helping the people who live around the Sahamalaza protected area to protect their natural heritage through development programmes and conservation education. This includes help with rice cultivation, reforestation, fire control and protection, schools, and provision of drinking water.

Date: 19th March 2024 at 6:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Christoph Schwitzer, Director of Dublin Zoo, Vice-President of the AEECL Board, and Deputy Chair of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group.

Organisation: West African Primate Conservation Action (WAPCA)

Tickets: Online bookings only

Audience: Suitable for adults and children aged 12yrs and over

Location: This is an in-person event at Dublin Zoo. 

Please note: This event does not include day entry to Dublin Zoo.

Event image © Sam Cotton

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  • Lemur Conservation - ADULT
    Lemur Conservation - ADULT
    Free
    0 10 max
  • Lemur Conservation - CHILD (12yrs - 16yrs))
    Lemur Conservation - CHILD (12yrs - 16yrs))
    Free
    0 10 max
The Conservation of Critically Endangered Lemurs in Northwest Madagascar

The Lemur Conservation Association (AEECL) is a consortium of European zoos, including Dublin Zoo, that have joined forces to carry out conservation and research projects for Madagascar’s highly endangered lemurs. For many years AEECL, together with Madagascar National Parks, has been working towards the implementation of a national protected area on the Sahamalaza Peninsula to safeguard the blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons) and the Sahamalaza sportive lemur (Lepilemur sahamalaza), both Critically Endangered and endemic to the region. The first goal was reached in 2001, when UNESCO declared Sahamalaza a biosphere reserve. The region was finally declared a national park in June 2007.

AEECL has established a permanent research and conservation station in the Ankarafa Forest, one of the largest continuous areas of blue-eyed black lemur habitat remaining. This station serves as a base for research work on the conservation ecology of Sahamalaza’s lemurs, and for conservation measures in Sahamalaza. AEECL is helping the people who live around the Sahamalaza protected area to protect their natural heritage through development programmes and conservation education. This includes help with rice cultivation, reforestation, fire control and protection, schools, and provision of drinking water.

Date: 19th March 2024 at 6:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Christoph Schwitzer, Director of Dublin Zoo, Vice-President of the AEECL Board, and Deputy Chair of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group.

Organisation: West African Primate Conservation Action (WAPCA)

Tickets: Online bookings only

Audience: Suitable for adults and children aged 12yrs and over

Location: This is an in-person event at Dublin Zoo. 

Please note: This event does not include day entry to Dublin Zoo.

Event image © Sam Cotton