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Director: George Amato, Acting
Mission: Dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through captive breeding, scientific research, education, and reintroduction.
Principal Research Programs: LCF hosts two ongoing field training programs. Providing a natural forest environment for our lemur colony where students can learn field methods under the guidance of highly respected leaders in their field is a vital piece of the Lemur Conservation Foundation's educational and conservation mission. The carefully maintained habitat composed of oak, pine and other flora native to southwest Florida provides a unique opportunity for participants to observe the animals in a free-ranging environment approximating their native habitat in Madagascar. http://www.lemurreserve.org/fieldtrainingprograms.html
Training Opportunities: We are open to college level students through professionals for behavioral and other non-surgical research. We have hosted field training programs for several universities and are looking to expand to include additional universities. Animal husbandry and field method internships are available. Housing is available on-site at a minimal cost.
Number of Staff: 6
Associated Field Sites: The Lemur Conservation Foundation partners with the Tampolo Forest Station, a small reserve in Madagascar operated by ESSA-Forêts, University of Antananarivo. Tampolo Forest Station was elevated to the status of Systeme des Aires Protegees de Tampolo (Protected Area System of Tampolo) in 2006 as part of the Durban Convention promise made by President Marc Ravalomanana to increase the protected areas of Madagascar by a third.
Publications: Annual Reports; Semiannual newsletter "Lemur Latitudes"; LCF News mailing list - http://www.lemurreserve.org/mailinglist.html
Last Updated: 2011-04-07
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