Greening Tarakeshwar – A Model Community for Nepal

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Tarakeshwar is a municipality in Kathmandu, Nepal that is on a mission to become an emerald city. This area lies in the buffer zone of Shivapuri Nagarjun Natonal Park and abuts Nagarjun Forest Reserve. Mr. Bishwanath Rijal (Nepal Program Coordinator) has spent the past few months helping local communities organize several afforestation events. What is […]

LVDI International and GERP Forge Partnership to Save Madagascar’s Lemurs

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LVDI International and Groupe d’Étude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar (GERP) have established a formal accord to further expand our joint efforts in the realm of conservation, research and education in the Maromizaha Protected Area (MPA), located in eastern Madagascar. There, along with our partners from the Department of Life Sciences and […]

LVDI Delegates Attend Inaugural African Primatological Society Congress

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LVDI International commends Mr. Mariano Houngbedji (Benin Education Program Coordinator) for his leadership role as a member of the African Primatological Society (APS) Steering Committee. He and other dedicated range-country conservationists have been drafting the Society’s constitution for this newly formed organization. Mr. Houngbedji, Ms. Chrystelle Dakpogan (Benin Conservation Program Coordinator) and Ms. Rose Marie […]

Little Green Guards’ Great Leap Forward

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“A day with the children is always a happy day!” said Dr. Chia Tan (Vice President). In June she, Mr. Lei Shi (China Program Coordinator), Ms. Wanru Wong and Ms. Maggie Ang (LVDI International volunteers) visited Taipingxiang and Kaiwen primary schools near Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in Guizhou, China. The team used this opportunity to help strengthen the […]

2017 Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award Winner

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Mr. Bishwanath Rijal (Nepal Program Coordinator) is a recipient of the prestigious Charles Southwick Conservation Education Commitment Award given by the International Primatological Society (IPS). Dr. Chia Tan (Vice President) in her nomination letter to the IPS wrote, “I have known Bishwanath since 2011. It has been my true honor to mentor Bishwanath, as I am inspired continuously by his […]

Van Tuan Bui (photo © GreenViet)

Investing in Conservation and Research Leadership in Vietnam

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LVDI International would like to congratulate Mr. Van Tuan Bui (Vietnam Conservation Program Coordinator) for winning a WWF Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program Professional Development Grant. Using the award Mr. Bui will have a unique opportunity to participate in a two-month training program in the U.S. aimed to increase his scientific knowledge and skills in […]

Benin’s Little Green Guards Find Joy in Learning

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The Gnanhouizounmè Sacred Forest, located inland from Porto-Novo, the capital of Benin, is one of the country’s last refuges for endangered primates and other wildlife, most of which are also threatened at a national scale. Public surveys conducted by the staff of Organisation pour le Développement Durable et la Biodiversité (ODDB), LVDI International’s partner in […]

Empowering Malagasy Women to Embrace Conservation and Entrepreneurship

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“Empowering People” propels LVDI International’s motto. For, if the people are not empowered, “Saving Wildlife”, the second half of our motto will not happen. Our goal is to help end extreme poverty in rural Madagascar by providing people the wherewithal to stimulate vibrant local entrepreneurship and innovation. Our methods are simple and cost-effective. First we […]

Super Energizing Camera Traps for Long-term Wildlife Studies

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Today, due to advances in digital technology, remotely operated cameras, also known as camera traps, offer a multitude of applications for wildlife research and monitoring. Beyond indicating species presence or absence, camera trap data can be quantified to assess population and community metrics. However, obtaining continuous data is difficult because the camera traps on the […]

A Douc Storybook for the Children of Son Tra and Beyond

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Stories are narratives weaved with memorable facts. Beyond written words, stories accompanied by beautiful illustrations can encourage imagination, foster empathy, plant seeds of hope and even create change. At LVDI International, we believe stories are one of the most effective ways to profoundly shape children’s perspectives about the natural world. That is why we are […]