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Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Reforestation Efforts Reach 4 Million Trees Planted in Madagascar on Arbor Day

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, in collaboration with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP), and supported by the Arbor Day Foundation, has planted its 4-millionth tree in Madagascar in celebration of Arbor Day. For 12 years, these reforestation efforts have been focused on providing habitat for lemurs, the most threatened group of primates in the world. Habitat loss is one of the biggest threats to all of Madagascar's remaining lemur species. The primary reforestati... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, May 3, 2021

Zoo's Conservation Genetics Director Wins International Conservation Awards

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Director of Conservation Genetics, Dr. Edward E. Louis, Jr., was selected to receive two prestigious international awards this year: the Conservationist of the Year Award from the John Muir Association and the J. Sterling Morton Award from the Arbor Day Foundation. Dr. Louis was presented with the Conservationist of the Year Award during the John Muir Birthday – Earth Day Celebration at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019