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LVDI International (Established 2015)
Conservation Agency
Web Site:

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

Mission: LVDI International is a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife conservation. Its mission is to inspire and empower people to protect nature.

Our motto - Empower People! Save Wildlife! - encapsulates our ideals, as the conservation of endangered species cannot be accomplished without improving the lives of humans who share the same habitats. We support conservation initiatives that combine education, with capacity building and research activities. Currently we are engaged in multiple on-the-ground projects worldwide. To ensure meaningful, lasting conservation outcomes we work closely with international partners and supporters to achieve our objectives.

Principal Research Programs: behavior, camera trapping, conservation biology, ecology, education (Little Green Guards), ethnoprimatology, evolution, gut microbiome, human-nonhuman primate interactions, infant care and behavioral development, life history, morphological adaptation, niche partitioning, passive acoustic monitoring, predator-prey relationships, professional development, reproductive physiology, scent communication, social organization, sustainable development, vocal communication

Training Opportunities: internships; professional development workshops - Training in Primatology Series (TIPS); LVDI International Field Expeditions (LIFE

Number of Staff: 15

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, Ba Na-Nui Chua Nature Reserve and Kon Ka Kinh National Park; MADAGASCAR - Ranomafana National Park, Maromizaha Protected Area and Analamazaotra Forest Station; 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 fascicularis (long-tailed macaque), Macaca leonina (northern pigtail macaque), Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), Macaca thibetana (Milne-Edward's macaque), Microcebus lehilahytsara (Goodman's mouse lemur), Nasalis larvatus (proboscis monkey), Nomascus annamensis (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: 2018-05-05

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