Wildlife Conservation

The lemurs that face extinction

In 2000, the International Union for Conservation of Nature published a list of threatened species across the globe. At that time it was listed that 48% of the mammal species in Madagascar were threatened with extinction.

Madagascar has some of the most unique and rare animals and plant species on the earth. In fact, one of the rarest species of mammals on earth calls the forests of Madagascar home—the lemur.

More than half of all lemur species are listed as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. In the last two thousand years since humans began populating the island of Madagascar, at least 15 species of lemurs have gone extinct. The two primary reasons these creatures are disappearing are poaching and deforestation. While forests are being cut down to make charcoal, lemurs are quite literally hanging on to the last branches of hope for their survival.

We are facing this travesty head-on by working to reforest the decimated forests of Madagascar. Through our Employ to Plant methodology, we have hired hundreds of local communities to restore their land by planting trees. To this day, over 178 million trees have been planted in Madagascar by our employees, and thousands more are being planted each day. Bringing back the forests creates a safe haven for the lemurs and the many other endangered species of Madagascar.

The three main species of lemurs being protected in Madagascar:

The Mongoose Lemur
Crowned Sifaka
Red Fronted Brown Lemur

We manage 13 acres of land as a conservatory for endangered wildlife such as lemurs, crocodiles, tortoises, and more.

Reforestation in Madagascar helps protect the natural habitats of lemurs and other endangered species.

How you can help plant trees and save lives