More than $963,000 raised to save lemurs in Madagascar and wildlife in Texas and around the world!
The 10th Annual Conservation Gala at the Houston Zoo was an inspiring call to action and a reminder of what we can accomplish together as Houston Zoo enthusiasts to save animals in the wild. As we learned from our guest speaker, Dr. Russell Mittermeier, lemurs face an uncertain future in Madagascar, the only place on Earth where they live in the wild. But real progress is being made to increase and protect wildlife populations on the island. Local villages are getting access to healthcare. People are learning new skills to earn livings so they do not have to resort to hunting animals in the forest for their families. Local community members and children are replanting forests.
Much of this work is being done by Dr. Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Houston Zoo Director of Madagascar Programs, and his team at GERP. We were fortunate that Dr. Jonah could travel from Madagascar to be with us so he could describe in his own words why your support matters. Your generosity ensures lemurs will be protected through his impactful work in Madagascar.