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LVDI International (Established 2015)
Conservation Agency
Web Site:

Director: John Phillips
Phone: 7609097067   E-Mail:
San Marcos, California 92078 UNITED STATES

Mission: LVDI International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of endangered species and vanishing habitats worldwide.

Our motto, "Empowering people, saving wildlife!", encapsulates our ideals, as the conservation of endangered species cannot be accomplished without improving the lives of humans who share the same habitats. Thus, we prioritize our efforts in places rich in biodiversity where the local people live in poverty due to a lack of educational and economic opportunities. We are dedicated to helping conservationists protect vanishing wildlife and their habitats, while elevating the socioeconomic status of the local people who can and must play an active role in preserving their natural heritage. To this end, LVDI International supports conservation initiatives that combine EDUCATION, with CAPACITY BUILDING and RESEARCH activities. Currently we are engaged in multiple on-the-ground projects worldwide . To ensure our work produces meaningful, lasting outcomes we cooperate with in-country conservationists, nonprofit organizations and governmental entities. We also rely on a team of international partners and supporters to achieve our objectives.

Principal Research Programs: behavior, ecology, physiology, communication, adaptation, evolution, gut microbiome, human-primate interactions, conservation

Training Opportunities: internships; professional development training workshops; LVDI International Field Expeditions (LIFE)

Number of Staff: 8

Associated Field Sites: CURRENT PROGRAM FOCUS - Conservation and Research of Nonhuman Primates: CHINA - Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve and Mayanghe National Nature Reserve; VIETNAM - Son Tra Nature Reserve and Ba Na-Nui Chua Nature Reserve; MADAGASCAR - Maromizaha Protected Area; NEPAL - Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park; BENIN - Community forests in the Dahomey Gap

Supported Species: Allocebus trichotis (hairy-eared mouse lemur), Avahi laniger (eastern avahi), Cercopithecus mona (mona monkey), Cheirogaleus major (greater dwarf lemur), Colobus vellerosus (ursine colobus), Daubentonia madagascariensis (aye-aye), Eulemur fulvus (brown lemur), Eulemur rubriventer (red-bellied lemur), Hapalemur aureus (golden bamboo lemur), Hapalemur griseus (grey gentle lemur), Indri indri (indri), Lepilemur microdon (small-toothed sportive lemur), Macaca arctoides (stump-tailed macaque), Macaca assamensis (Assamese macaque), Macaca leonina (northern pigtail macaque), Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), Macaca thibetana (Milne-Edward's macaque), Microcebus rufus (brown mouse lemur), Nasalis larvatus (proboscis monkey), Nomascus (crested gibbon), Nycticebus pygmaeus (lesser slow loris), Prolemur simus (greater bamboo lemur), Propithecus diadema (diademed sifaka), Propithecus edwardsi (Milne-Edward's sifaka), Pygathrix nemaeus (red-shanked douc langur), Rhinopithecus avunculus (Tonkin snub-nosed monkey), Rhinopithecus bieti (black snub-nosed monkey), Rhinopithecus brelichi (gray snub-nosed monkey), Rhinopithecus roxellana (golden snub-nosed monkey), Trachypithecus francoisi (Francois's langur), Trachypithecus poliocephalus (white-headed langur), Varecia variegata (black-and-white ruffed lemur)

Publications: GREEN GUARD bimonthly magazine

Last Updated: 2017-06-26

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