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Lemur Conservation Foundation
- AddressMyakka City Lemur Reserve, PO Box 249, Myakka City, Florida, 34251
- Phone #941.322.8494
- Fax #941.322.9264
The Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) is a small non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through captive breeding, scientific research, education, and reintroduction.
The fact that these animals are free-ranging in the Myakka City Lemur Reserve year round, makes for easy transfer to a reserve in Madagascar, should the opportunity arise. The LCF works closely with its sister reserve in Madagascar, Tampolo Forest Reserve. The foundation focuses on lemur species that are not already well represented in zoological parks or other captive breeding programs. We call these "no room in the ark" species or "orphan" species because they are not the big, flashy, charismatic genotypes that can become flagship species for use in attracting wide public interest and funding. Nevertheless, they should be protected for their inherent value and their significance to the larger picture of primate evolution and ecology.