A Gift from the Heart

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Giving a gift from the heart is expressing the most special kind of love! LVDI International and our partner, Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, kindly thank Singing Hearts Children’s Choir (SHCC) for sharing their love with the children of Fanjingshan. Last May SHCC along with the Shanghai Female Journalist Choir put on a spectacular performance, A […]

Red-shanked douc Pygathrix nemaeus (photo © LVDI International)

Let’s Save the Douc

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The red-shanked douc (Pygathrix nemaeus) is considered by many to be the most beautiful monkey in the world. One of its largest populations is found in central Vietnam at a place called Son Tra (aka Monkey Mountain). The doucs of Son Tra, numbering fewer than 1,000, are losing ground because developers are destroying forest habitat and converting it into luxury resorts and mansions. Working […]

Children of Anevoka are excited about their new library (photo © J. Bankson/LVDI International)

We Are Building a Children’s Library in Madagascar

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The village of Anevoka has plenty of kids but no kids’ library. Through our volunteers we have donated enough books to the local primary school to establish a small library. But space has been a major issue at the school and there is already a shortage of classrooms. To create a library, we needed a new […]

“I’ve had the time of my life and a breakthrough in my career!” - Van Tuan Bui (photo © LVDI International)

The Time of My Life and a Breakthrough in My Career

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The title of this post encapsulates how Mr. Van Tuan Bui (Vietnam Conservation Program Coordinator) feels after having completed his seven weeks of training at the U.S. headquarters of LVDI International. Earlier this year Mr. Bui was awarded a prestigious Russell E. Train Education for Nature Professional Development Grant from the World Wildlife Fund (see post Investing in […]

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A World-class Scholar in the Making

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Congratulations to Miss Francesca Rolle (Behavioral Research Intern) on her admission to the Ferdinando Rossi School of Advanced Studies, University of Turin (SSST)! We are confident that Francesca will flourish in this multidisciplinary program that combines biological and social sciences to inspire students to become future leaders and challenge them to think and act in […]

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 […]