Wellington Zoo’s Daniel Warsaw helps Lemurs in Madagascar
In New Zealand the Wellington Zoo has many Lemurs and they pride themselves in educating the public all about these cute creatures. The Zoo’s General Manager is also going to Madagascar for several weeks to learn more and to also pass his knowledge on to some of the local people who are trying to grow the local population of Lemurs.
Wellington Zoo’s General Manager Business and Partnerships Daniel Warsaw is heading to Madagascar this month, supported by the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund to work with the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group (MFG).The Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund allows staff members to work in field conservation projects in New Zealand and overseas to lend their skills where they’re most needed.
Daniel Warsaw is the first Wellington Zoo staff member to travel to Madagascar to work with MFG and will spend three weeks at the project helping with their strategic planning process and supporting the creation of a new business plan.MFG is an international NGO that brings conservation organisations around the world together to conserve Madagascar’s biodiversity, including the protection of critically endangered Black-and-White Ruffed Lemurs, as well as the thousands of other threatened species native to Madagascar.“Madagascar is a global biodiversity hotspot facing some critical challenges – namely deforestation as a result of slash and burn agriculture, logging and mining” said Daniel. “I’m absolutely delighted to be able to travel there to work with Maya Moore and the team at MFG.