Husbandry Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
The Lemur Conservation Foundation offers husbandry internships at our lemur reserve in Myakka City, Florida that include:
- Onsite housing
- Professional development opportunities
- Experience at an AZA certified-related institution
If you live in the Sarasota-Bradenton area and are interested in volunteering at our lemur reserve in Myakka City, Florida, check out these opportunities:
Support Habitat Conservation and Human Development in Madagascar
- Help address the challenges that lemurs face in Madagascar by supporting our programs on-the-ground with your donation to the Lemur Conservation Foundation. Donate today.
- Avoid purchasing rosewood and ebony furniture. Illegal loggers will stop chopping down trees in Madagascar when selling the wood is no longer profitable.
- Visit Madagascar as an eco-tourist. When lemurs contribute to livelihoods, their survival becomes a priority.
Educate friends and family about lemurs
- Spread the word to friends, family, and your community. Many people don’t know that over 95% of lemur species are threatened with extinction.
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share our posts.
- Learn more about lemurs and share what you discover. Make lemurs the topic of a science project, a book club discussion, or a club meeting.
Model Environmental Stewardship
- Conserve energy and recycle waste. Global environmental challenges such as climate change can upset the delicate balance of flora and fauna in Madagascar.
- Welcome a dog or cat in your house, but leave lemurs in the forest. Lemurs—and other primates—do not make good pets.