Prolemur simus, ce lémurien que l’on croyait perdu

Meet the elusive greater bamboo lemur by helping us financing our photo exhibition during the next Photo Festival in Montier-en-Der.

Visueel van project Prolemur simus, ce lémurien que l’on croyait perdu
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21
Backers
07/10/2014
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€1.110
Voor €1.000
111 %

Prolemur simus, ce lémurien que l’on croyait perdu

A species to the brink of extinction

 

Widely distributed in Madagascar in the past, the greater bamboo lemur (Prolemus simus) was considered extinct for most of the twentieth century. It was only in the late 1980s that direct observations of the species confirmed its presence in eastern Madagascar. However in 2008, despite the actions implemented on site and the creation of a conservation breeding program, experts estimated the total number to less than one hundred individuals and thought it would be extinct in the 10 years to follow.

 

Thanks to the efforts of the European breeding Program and a dedicated association (Helpsimus), a scientific monitoring of the species was created. Meanwhile, development activities for local communities, including education, were launched. Within a short period, these initiatives helped to significantly improve the status of this small lemur.

 

In 2012, the greater bamboo lemur was removed from the World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates List while the latest estimates indicated a population of approximately 600 individuals! A great success for the conservation program and the association that shouldn’t overshadow the many threats that continue to weigh on its long-term survival: habitat destruction, fragmentation of the population and human encroachment are many challenges that remain to be met in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

The photo exhibition Prolemur simus, the lemur once believed to be lost” aims to help people to discover this rare and little-known lemur, whose history carries a true message of hope for the preservation of the species and its environment.

The exhibition will include: - 15 photographs of greater bamboo lemur and its environment (unique format, 60x90cm Dibond), - 1 panel introducing the exhibition and the two photographers, - 2 panels illustrating the conservation actions for the species, - 1 TV broadcasting a high definition movie shot in Madagascar, in the heart of the greater bamboo lemur habitat.

Waar dient de collecte voor

If we can raise our goal of €1,000, this will help us to fund one third of the exhibition, the total amount (print of the photographs, transport and accommodation) being 3000 euros.

 

Print of the 15 pictures: €1,700

Panel introducing the exhibition: €100

Panelsillustrating the conservation actions: €200

TV equipment: €200

Transport, accomodation & food: €800

 

 

Kies je beloning

Voor €5

Misaotra* ! La joie pour vous d'avoir contribué à faire découvrir ce lémurien méconnu. *Merci !

Voor €10

Misaotra*! For you, the joy of having helped people to discover this little-known lemur! We will also mention your name in the donors list on the Facebook page and blog of Helpsimus, an association that helps protecting the great bamboo lemurs in Madagascar. *Thank you!
  • Backer 1
  • Beschikbaarheid: 49/50

Voor €15

Misaotra*! We will mention your name in the list of donors on the Facebook page and blog of Helpsimus, an association that helps protecting the great bamboo lemurs in Madagascar. You will receive a greater bamboo lemur wallpaper for your computer. *Thank you!
  • Beschikbaarheid: 50/50

Voor €20

Misaotra*! We will mention your name in the list of donors on the Facebook page and blog of Helpsimus, you will receive a wallpaper for your computer and 2 postcards with 2 photos from the exhibition. *Thank you!
  • Backer 1
  • Beschikbaarheid: 49/50
  • Levering November 2014

Voor €30

Misaotra*! We will mention your name in the list of donors on the Facebook page and blog of Helpsimus, you will receive a wallpaper for your computer, 2 postcards with 2 photos from the exhibition and a bookmark. *Thank you!
  • Backer 1
  • Beschikbaarheid: 49/50
  • Levering November 2014

Voor €50

Misaotra*! Misaotra! We will mention your name in the list of donors, you will receive a wallpaper for your computer, 2 postcards with 2 photos from the exhibition, a bookmark and a Signed & Limited Edition Print (20x30). *Thank you!
  • Backers: 10
  • Beschikbaarheid: 35/45
  • Levering November 2014

Voor €100

Many Misaotra*! We will mention your name in the list of donors, you will receive a wallpaper for your computer, 2 postcards with 2 photos from the exhibition, a Signed & Limited Edition Print (20x30). We also offer you a Greater Bamboo Lemur Adoption Pack (valid for a year) through the Helpsimus Association. *Thanks!
  • Beschikbaarheid: 30/30
  • Levering November 2014

Voor €200

A huge Misaotra*! We will mention your name in the list of donors, you will receive a wallpaper for your computer, 2 postcards with 2 photos from the exhibition, a surprise (Malagasy handicraft), a Signed & Limited Edition Print (50x75). We also offer you a Greater Bamboo Lemur Adoption Pack (valid for a year) through the Helpsimus Association. *Thank you!
  • Beschikbaarheid: 15/15
  • Levering November 2014

Voor €350

A huge Misaotra*! We will mention your name in the list of donors, you will receive a wallpaper for your computer, 4 postcards with 4 photos from the exhibition, a surprise (Malagasy handicraft), a bookmark, a Signed & Limited Edition Print (60x90). We also offer you a Greater Bamboo Lemur Adoption Pack(valid for a year) and a tee-shirt from Helpsimus. *Thank you!
  • Backer 1
  • Beschikbaarheid: 9/10
  • Levering November 2014

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