The Lemur Conservation Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through managed breeding, scientific research, education, and art.
Myakka City Lemur Reserve
The Lemur Conservation Foundation is home to over 50 lemurs of six different species, most of which are critically endangered or endangered. Incorporated as a non-profit in 1996, LCF has since grown into an AZA certified related facility dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar. The Mianatra Center for Lemur Studies and the Anne & Walter Bladstrom Library are also located at this facility and serve as a preeminent site for educational resources for visiting students, educators, and scientific researchers.
The Lemur Conservation Foundation partners with scientists and conservationists on the ground in Madagascar, one of the world's hottest biodiversity hotspots, and the only place where lemurs are found naturally. LCF maintains an active office in northeastern Madagascar and supports conservation initiatives with a focus on community and habitat protection programs in and around Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve and Marojejy National Park.
I consider myself extremely lucky to be a part of the Lemur Conservation Foundation. As a volunteer I have worked on a variety of projects at the reserve, and some of which I never imagined myself to be good at. The staff here is very helpful and gives great instructions on what the tasks are with an explanation of why things need to be done in order to benefit the foundation and the lemurs on and off the reserve. I always feel appreciated here, and the moment I step onto the reserve I am excited to see what the new tasks are for my day. I feel like I am always doing something different and I am able to utilize many skills that I didn't know I had prior to volunteering here. The Lemur Conservation Foundation is not only helping lemurs out in the world, but it is benefiting me as well!
The Lemur Conservation Foundation is a hidden jewel in Myakka City. I was lucky enough to start out as a volunteer and fell in love with both the friendly staff & the amazing animals. LCF has this incredible way of making your work feel valued, whether you’re weeding the garden or cleaning enclosures.
The staff is very friendly and willing to show you around the reserve. The projects are always interesting, especially because you get to see lots of different lemurs up close! It's great to see the difference you make in not only the lives of the lemurs at the reserve, but also how the foundation is making a difference for lemurs in Madagascar.