In the fall, the Lemur Conservation Foundation shared news about plans to help boost ecotourism in Madagascar by supporting repairs to Camp 1, also called Camp Mantella, at Marojejy National Park (Seacology grant awarded to rebuild Marojejy National Park). Reconstruction is now complete.
Thanks to a grant from Seacology, LCF coordinated the construction of four new bungalows and a new shower and toilet building. This is the most visited camp in the SAVA region and it was badly damaged by Cylcone Enawo in 2017. Ecotourism, a primary objective of the IUCN’s Lemur Action Plan, has declined at Marojejy National Park nearly every year for the past five years partly due to failing infrastructure. We are excited for researchers and tourists to visit the newly renovated Camp Mantella.