Nature Guelph Speaker Series: Planet Madagascar: Building Sustainable Forest Communities
May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Nature Guelph Speaker Series – Travis Steffens: Travis has been travelling to Madagascar since 2007 conducting research, guiding groups, leading expeditions, and running conservation projects. Travis will take you on a journey to this island of lemurs showing off one of the most diverse places on earth, hosting an incredible array of unique species. From lemurs to chameleons, Madagascar boast some amazing and weird wildlife.
Travis Steffens is a Lemur Researcher, International Fellow of the Explorers Club, and founding Director of Planet Madagascar. Travis has spent years studying primates in the wild and now focuses his research on the impact of habitat loss on lemur species in Madagascar. He leverages his research results towards applied conservation and community development initiatives through Planet Madagascar, a non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable forest communities in Madagascar. When not doing research or conservation Travis leads group tours to Southern Africa, Madagascar, Russia, Central America, and Canada. As an avid nature lover and photographer Travis gives numerous talks a year about his research, conservation, and travels around the world.