Madagascar

More than 90% of all lemur species native to this ecosystem are nearly extinct.

The problem

Pressure from loggers, an unstable government and mismanaged agriculture is threatening the very existence of one of the most diverse and wonderful places on the face of the Earth.

How we help

Seneca Park Zoo docents and veterinary staff participate in integrated conservation programming in Eastern Madagascar. Docents raise funds for children’s educational programs, sustainable rainforest villager career pathways and community reforestation initiatives. Our veterinary staff travels to Ranomafana National Park to conduct scientific studies in support of Dr. Patricia Wright’s Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments field studies.

What you can do

When you purchase a ticket to attend Party Madagascar, a portion of the proceeds supports the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group. Another portion of the funds goes to Dr. Patricia Wright’s Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments in Ranomafana National Park. Dr. Wright is a Madagascar expert with whom the docents have been working for more than a decade to identify the area’s greatest needs, both environmentally and socially. Funds also support the Duke Lemur Center’s SAVA Conservation Project, in northeastern Madagascar.

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