Ring-Tailed lemur sits on grass and holds own tail

The Berenty Project

The Berenty Project

There are over 100 known species of lemurs, but sadly the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates that over 98% of lemurs face extinction in the next 20 years.

Berenty is a private reserve of gallery forest located in Southern Madagascar.

Originally home to the ring-tailed lemur, unfortunately, brown lemurs were introduced to the area in the '70s and have since begun to jeopardize the long-term survival of the endangered ring-tailed lemurs.

The Berenty Project works hard in monitoring the populations of both lemur species, in limiting the Brown lemur population growth by using fertility control, and in assessing the interactions between the two species.

Ring-Tailed Lemur stares into camera

How are donations being used?

• Paying Malagasy primatologists, conservationists, veterinaries & students (and mission expenses) working onsite.
• Paying equipment used for the contraception of the Brown lemurs.
• Paying equipment for the monitoring of lemur populations.