The Lemur Conservation Foundation’s Madagascar team regularly completes forest monitoring patrols in Marojejy National Park and Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve. Last month, 46 people participated including park rangers, local forest police (CLP), and Madagascar National Parks staff working collaboratively with our own team.
Remote northern areas of Marojejy were patrolled. Only a few lemur traps were found and all were destroyed. Selective logging was the primary form of disturbance. A few new vanilla plantations were also found as well as movement of the park boundary. We are thankful that the level of disturbance in Marojejy is currently much lower than many other parts of Madagascar.