AT A GLANCE
Mikajy Natiora is from the local Malagasy dialect in the Sofia region and means
Mikajy Natiora works to protect Madagascar’s endemic biodiversity by combining ecological research and local community involvement in the region surrounding the Sahamalaza Iles Radama National Park and Sofia region, in northwest Madagascar.
Mikajy Natiora uses a 4 pronged approach to conservation:
Mikajy Natiora is a Madagascar-based conservation non-profit association, created in 2013 by Malagasy biologists. The founders of the association are composed of multidisciplinary biologists working to protect the country's endemic fauna and flora.
Mikajy Natiora research team helps confirm new lemur distribution!
Microcebus sambiranensis is among the smallest of all the mouse lemur species. It was first described as a distinct species in 2000, and was orginally thought to occur only within the Manongarivo Special Reserve and on the Ampasindava Pensinula.
A population of this species was discovered in the Anabohazo forest of the Sahamalaza-Iles Radama National Park during a survey by the Mikajy Natiora team supported by the Mohammed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, which also helped the contruction of a small research camp.
Since M. sambiranensis' discovery in Sahamalaza, Bristol Zoological Society, Mikajy Natiora and the AEECL have partnered up to protect this species in and around the National Park.
Read more about the Sambirano Mouse Lemur:
The use of Vocalizations of the Sambirano Mouse Lemur (Microcebus sambiranensis) in an Acoustic Survey of Habitat Preference
Sleeping and Ranging Behavior of the Sambirano Mouse Lemur, Microcebus sambiranensis
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