(PRWEB) March 26, 2015
Lemur Conservation Foundation and Madécasse partner to raise awareness and funds needed for improvements at ASSR and Camp Indri, a large (almost 105 square miles), mountainous rainforest reserve located in northeastern Madagascar. During the month of March Madecasse will donate a percentage of purchases to help fund the research station and projects in this important habitat.
Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve (ASSR) is a large (almost 105 square miles), mountainous rainforest reserve located in northeastern Madagascar. This incredibly biologically diverse area is home to at least 11 species of lemurs, 74 bird species, 93 species of amphibians and reptiles, and an astounding 211 fern species. ASSR is an important habitat for the critically endangered silky sifaka and is also home to a unique indri population with all black pelage. Because of ASSR’s exceptional range of habitats and biodiversity, it was nominated (though not yet inaugurated) as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. However, despite being an area of high conservation significance and a lemur priority site, very little conservation, research, or tourism programs have occurred in the reserve in recent years. In 2014, the Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) supported a project to improve boundary demarcation of the established borders of ASSR to aid in park protection.
To continue supporting conservation work in the ASSR, LCF has partnered with Madécasse to raise funds needed for improvements at ASSR and Camp Indri. During the month of March Madecasse will donate a percentage of your purchase to support conservation efforts at Camp Indri.
Funds raised will be used to build a camping area for tourists and researchers called “Camp Indri”. Currently, Camp Indri consists of an open clearing near the Indri habitat, but Madécasse and LCF hope to work with park staff to create a simple yet functional area to encourage research and tourism, which are critical to the success of ASSR and the ultimate protection of the diverse flora and fauna in the area.
Use code LCF2015 during checkout for your transaction. Using this code will ensure 25% of your purchase is donated to LCF and Madécasse will give you a 5% discount as a thank you.
About Lemur Conservation Foundation: Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was established in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. LCF is a leader in the conservation and preservation of the primates of Madagascar through programs dedicated to observation oriented research, education, and lemur propagation, with a commitment to infuse art into all of our mission programs. LCF is an American Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited private, 100-acre facility based in Myakka City, Florida. Our current lemur population representing six species thrives in naturalistic free ranging habitats ranging in size from 9 to 13 acres, and smaller enclosures for animals in need of a more specialized environment. LCF is a respected voice for science, conservation, education, art, and lemurs, the iconic image of the conservation challenges and environmental stewardship facing Madagascar and the world.
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