Meet Tantely - an Alaotran gentle lemur
She is a gentle lemur, but there is nothing gentle about what is happening to her home.
For Tantely, ‘home’ is the reedbeds of Lac Alaotra, the largest lake in Madagascar. She is found nowhere else in the world other than this one reedbed, in this one lake.
Lac Alaotra teeters on the brink
The lake is hugely important for over half a million people who share it with Tantely, yet the reedbed is disappearing. Fast.
What does this mean? It means Tantely loses her home, people lose vital resources and the lake stops functioning.
There is hope... support our species saviours
In 2015, we and our partners secured the whole lake as a protected area to be run by local people. Now we can create lasting change.
We need to work tirelessly, 365 days a year, to keep Tantely, her family and all the plants and animals of Lac Alaotra safe.
That’s where our ‘species saviours’, local community patrollers, come in. They patrol the lake looking for signs of illegal activities such as burning and cutting in the reeds. Their work is hard, exhausting, at times dangerous... and truly vital.
Please help fund our species saviours, and play your part in the story of Tantely and Lac Alaotra's gentle lemurs
Please support our species saviours, and give hope to Tantely and
Lac Alaotra's remaining gentle lemurs. Thank you.
Pays for a patroller
to survey the reedbeds each day.
Pays for a uniform
to give our patrollers a sense of pride.
Enables us to facilitate
workshops, working with local communities.
Pays for a canoe
for the patrollers to use in the waterways.
Buys a smartphone
and software needed to record incidents.
Keeps our vehicles
and species saviours on the road for one month.
Support a patroller for a year
Covers payment and expenses