The eagerly awaited story of LCF’s founding and its beloved founder is now available in print and as an eBook. Order yours today! Every purchase supports the Lemur Conservation Foundation’s ongoing work!
Nearly thirty years ago, Penelope Bodry-Sanders had a bold idea. A Conspiracy of Lemurs is her inspirational, idiosyncratic, and informative telling of how that impassioned moment led to the creation of LCF and all that’s followed. Hers is also a tale of lifelong dreams held close, of reinvention, and of extraordinary third acts.
“If you think you know how primatologists find their way, prepare to reset your compass. Penelope Bodry-Sanders’ endearing memoir makes for one of the most eccentric and enchanting tales I have ever read—a must for anyone who cares about the wild.”
— John Heminway, Writer, Filmmaker, Conservationist
“Penelope is such a positive force in the world, her final career should be in teaching hope.”
— Constance Rogers Roosevelt, Primate Partnership Fd.
“I love Penelope-Bodry Sanders’ honest accounting of a most fascinating and unexpected life story. We also share a passion for lemurs, those enchanting primates whose behaviors and abilities are only beginning to be fully recognized and understood. When confronted with the calamitous circumstances facing all lemurs, this former nun and actress/singer shifts focus entirely. A Conspiracy of Lemurs is proof positive that embracing one’s passion with tenacity and vision does make a difference in this world. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey.”
— Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Wildlife Advocate
“An honest, diverting, and instructional memoir that chronicles both Penelope’s unique personal pathway and her organization’s trajectory—from wishful concept to an internationally recognized model for protecting the most endangered primates on the planet.”
— Dr. George B. Schaller, Wildlife Conservation Society
“What can I do to make a difference?”
May this work serve as inspiration to anyone who has ever posed that question.