Ecotourism does a lot of good. It helps people create a bond with animals, which might encourage them to help conserve them. But it must be done responsibly.
When I first got to Centre Valbio, I was lucky enough to see a bit of musical Malagasy culture. Whenever a big group of visitors arrived or left, CVB liked to throw a party. TheyContinue reading
At times, this last expedition felt like a much-needed vacation. Again, we were graced with good weather and had sunshine every day. On average, we were seeing 15-20 lemurs a day. Even after having studiedContinue reading
As anyone who has previously done field work knows, nothing ever goes as planned. I don’t define success as “nothing going wrong,” but more along the lines of adapting to issues as they arise, stillContinue reading
I’m only three weeks into my summer in Madagascar, but I feel like I have made it through the hardest parts by now. The past few weeks have been difficult, physically and mentally. But IContinue reading
I first learned lemurs existed in high school zoology class. People always ask me “why lemurs?” Why was this the animal species that I chose to study? I don’t have an exact answer for this.Continue reading
My first day in Madagascar was a difficult adjustment, but I feel much more comfortable now, especially since I am no longer sick. Mirana has been a great help with making me feel at homeContinue reading
Hello all, I will be blogging my journey through Madagascar this summer. Thank you for reading! Before leaving on my trip I often heard things like “it’s going to be incredible!” or “you’re so lucky.”Continue reading