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Conservation Evening – Saving Madagascar’s Lemurs: A Conservation Journey

Join us for an evening conservation talk on Friday 5th April at 7pm, as our special guest, Dr Karen Freeman, Executive Director of MFG (Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group) comes to talk to us about ‘Saving Madagascar’s Lemurs: A Conservation Journey’.

Dr Karen Freeman at Betampona Strict Nature Reserve, Madagascar.

Karen’s talk will cover an introduction to the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group along with the conservation challenges in Madagascar generally and at their sites in particular.

Alongside Wildheart’s own team Karen will then delve into MFGs association with Wildheart and how Wildheart contributes to conservation in Madagascar.

Join us at 6:45pm for a 7pm start.

Ticket Prices:

£5 per person or £2.50 for Sanctuary members.

Tickets are limited so book yours today!

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr Karen Freeman has been working in eastern Madagascar with Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group (MFG) for 20 years. She first started as Programme Manager running all MFG’s in-country programmes for 4 years, then as Research Director and for the past 4 years as Executive Director. Karen is now based in the Highlands of Scotland but makes regular visits to the projects in Madagascar. Karen did a PhD in ecology and conservation genetics and has a strong interest in habitat restoration. Karen oversees the management of the MFG’s teams at the headquarters in Toamasina, Parc Ivoloina and at the Betampona Strict Nature Reserve. Projects range from captive breeding of rare species, ex-situ plant conservation, habitat restoration, research, invasive species management and mitigation, conservation education and capacity building; all of it targeted to conserve the amazing and unique biodiversity of eastern Madagascar.