While there I was helping to coordinate a variety of different projects, spanning everything from behavioral monitoring of lemur to community outreach and even reforestation projects. I learned a great deal about managing permanent sites in developing countries, a truly monumental task. I also managed to sneak off into the forests whenever possible, and have added 20 mammal species to my life list. Highlights include:
Greater hedgehog tenrec (Setifer setosus)
Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)
Greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus)
Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus)
Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)
Northern Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur septentrionalis)
Tavaratra Mouse Lemur (Microcebus tavaratra)
I also observed a large number of birds, reptiles and amphibians, but the identification is harder, especially for the herps. Feel free to check out the current projects on Facebook and at the MBP website!
Pictures will be updated soon!