Programs and Projects

 

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Genetics Department's commitment to conservation stems from the sidewalks of Antananarivo to the treetops of Kianjavato. Although both are found in Madagascar, the current focus of the department's research, the Zoo's Genetics staff works to preserve animal biodiversity and all natural habitats, as well as educate communities how to live a smart, sustainable life by cultivating new practices that are beneficial to both humans and animals alike.

The Genetics Department is currently involved with the following:

Conservation Education in Kianjavato
Construction of Rocket Stoves in Malagasy Communities
Reforestation in Southeastern Madagascar
Andasibe Reintroduction Translocation Project
Radiated Tortoise Conservation

The following zoos, organizations and institutions have partnered with the Zoo's Genetics Department to make these projects, among many others, possible:


         

             

          


              

              

          

           

           

           






 
Education Project
Rocket Stove Project
Education Promoting Reforestation Program
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP) has established a grassroots reforestation program, Education Promoting Reforestation Program (EPRP), in order to connect forest fragments surrounding the area of Kianjavato to provide a more extensive habitat for the lemurs in the area. Read More
Andasibe Reintroduction Translocation Project
Radiated Tortoise Project