Dr. Lisa Gould talks about Lemur conservation after the IMAX showing of Island of Lemurs

Dr. Lisa Gould, Professor of Anthropology at Uvic, will talk about lemur conservation efforts in Madagascar after the following  showings of IMAX’s Island of Lemurs: Madagascar on May 25th at 10:00 am and on May 26th at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. There are more than 100 species of lemurs, found only in Madagascar, and in 2012 lemurs were assessed as the world's most endangered mammals, as habitat destruction and illegal logging and hunting continues to decimate populations. Dr. Gould has been conducting scientific research on ring-tailed lemurs in southern Madagascar for the past 26 years. Ten of her graduate students have also conducted masters and Ph.D. Research in Madagascar. She is actively involved in the conservation of lemurs and in 2013 assisted a number of local community associations with forest fragment conservation efforts in south-central Madagascar.  There will be time for questions after Dr. Gould’s presentation.

Come and enjoy the Island of Lemurs, “A real place you could never imagine. Strange creatures you will never forget”: http://www.imaxvictoria.com/index.cfm