Updates from the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group Madagascar Section!
Quarterly newsletter: Volume 1
We're excited to launch the first quarterly newsletter for the Madagascar Section of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group. This newsletter will serve as a way to increase communication and collaboration among PSG members and to highlight opportunities in lemur conservation. Specifically, this newsletter will highlight funding and networking opportunities while also summarizing recent news coverage and peer-reviewed papers on lemurs and their conservation. Newsletters will be sent out via email and also made available publicly on the Lemur Conservation Network website.
In the last year, lemurs - and their conservation - have been increasingly in the spotlight at the global scale. This includes coverage in major media outlets on an almost weekly basis and the influx of funding from large grant opportunities like the SOS Lemurs fund. This is an important time to continue our important work in lemur conservation and we hope that this newsletter helps, in some small way, in highlighting your contributions to the effort.
We welcome your additions to this newsletter, including announcements that you would like to share with the PSG about your lemur and Madagascar-related work. Contributions to the newsletter can be sent to the group's Regional Vice Chairs, the new IUCN PSG Madagascar Program Officer (Dr. Sylviane Volampeno) or to Kim Reuter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks and best of luck with your ongoing work!