Field station Madagascar

The German Primate Center (DPZ) has operated a field station in Madagascar since 1993. It is located on a forestry concession of the CNFEREF in Kirindy Forest. Our research activities focus on the 8 lemur species of the region, addressing various aspects of their behavior and ecology. We also conduct projects on lemur biodiversity.

The field station is located near the west coast of Madagascar in central Menabe, some 60 km north-east of Morondava (Google Maps)

The field station provides basic accommodation for about 10 researchers and our team of about 15 Malagasy employees. The field station is provided with solar power, kitchen, well, and several buildings where we store our equipment.

In the surrounding forest we have developed four study areas covering ~150 ha with a grid system of more than 100 km of food trails.

In Morondava we have a base (Villa Mirza) from which the provisioning and logistics is organized.

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