Programs and Projects

During the 2013 revision of the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation (IUCN), a new lemur strategic conservation plan was developed. Lemurs are the most threatened group of mammals, and the strategic plan will provide guidance to preserve this biodiversity.

Primate experts, including Dr. Louis, determined that 90% of all lemur biodiversity now exists within 30 priority sites in Madagascar. These sites were selected due to the presence of critically endangered species and significant threats to remaining habitats. Four of these sites are key locations for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership. At these locations, intensive emergency surveys have been ongoing to develop baseline levels of threat and remaining biodiversity.

Realizing that sustained preservation is only possible with local participation, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership has designed its conservation efforts to be community-based. The following highlight some of the work being done at the Zoo's Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership's priority sites:


The Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership would like to thank the following zoos, schools and organizations for their support: