Lemurs Portal

A call to unity to save our identity. Join US

MLP is one of the most sophisticated tools in Africa that enable users to access information on every species of lemur in Madagascar.


People signed up
Species of lemurs
Occurences recorded
Availables documents
Schwitzer Christoph

Dr Christoph Schwitzer has been Chief Zoological Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of the Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) since August 2018, with Executive Board responsibility for BZS’s two animal collections at Bristol Zoo Gardens and the Wild Place Project, as well as its veterinary services, its Institute of Conservation Science and Learning (including the Learning, and Field Conservation and Science departments), its public programming, and for Wild Place Project’s general daily operations. Prior to this he was BZS’s Director of Conservation for four years (2014–2018) and Head of Research for eight years (2006–2014). Before coming to Bristol, Christoph worked as part of the primatological research group at Cologne Zoo, Germany, and spent two years in Madagascar building a field station and heading a lemur research and conservation programme. Christoph gained his PhD in Zoology from the University of Cologne in 2003 and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England since 2013. He is the Deputy Chair and Red List Authority Coordinator of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group. He was a Vice President of the International Primatological Society between 2012 and 2016 and is currently the Vice President of the Association Européenne pour l’Etude et la Conservation des Lémuriens, a consortium of European zoos dedicated to lemur conservation. He is a trustee of the Natural History Consortium, serves on the Council of BIAZA and is a member of the EAZA Research Committee and the EAZA Prosimian TAG, and adviser to the EAZA Callitrichidae TAG.


Initié sur les principales méthodes d’études sur terrains sur lémuriens dans le centre de recherche de DPZ dans la forêt de Kirindy Morondava, je me suis intéressé depuis 1998 aux comportements, biogéographie et conservation des lémuriens. Avant et après mon DEA (Master) portant sur « la locomotion et l’utilisation de l’habitat par Propithecus verreauxi de la forêt de Kirindy Morondava » en 1999, et mon Doctorat sur « la biogéographie des microcèbes à travers le PN Ankarafantsika » en 2003-2007, j’ai participé à des suivis écologiques, inventaires de lémuriens dans diverses forêts, notamment au Nord-est, Est, Centre, Ouest et Nord-ouest de Madagascar. Dernièrement, du 2009 au 2017, j’ai effectué le suivi de lémuriens dans le site minier d’Ambatovy Moramanga. Parallèlement, j’ai travaillé en tant qu’enseignant permanent à la Faculté des Sciences, de Technologies et de l’Environnement de l’Université des Mahajanga, là où j’ai encadré principalement des étudiants en Master travaillant sur les lémuriens.

Sauther Michelle L.

As a primate ecologist I am interested in how habitat change affects the behavior and the biology of Madagascar primates. My work focuses on how primate populations directly respond to forest degradation, fragmentation. Since 2003 my project on wild ring-tailed lemurs, Lemur catta,  studies how both immediate and long term environmental factors, such as climate and anthropogenic change affect Malagasy primate behavior and biology. Key components include yearly monitoring of health and population dynamics. This data set is unrivaled among current primate research, and is extremely relevant to on-going work on the effects of climate and habitat change on the world’s endangered animals and how primates adapt to such changes.

Domaines d’expertise/Area of expertise: Behavior, ecology, morphometrics, parasites and maladies

Espèces étudiées / Species: Lemur catta (the ring-tailed lemur)


Depuis 2001 à ce jour

- Coordinateur de recherche de l’Institut de zoologie (TiHo), Université de médecine vétérinaire de Hanovre, Allemagne.

Depuis 2008 à ce jour

- Enseignant chercheur permanent à la Faculté des Sciences de Technologie et de l’Environnement, Université de Mahajanga. 

Depuis 2012 à ce jour 

-  Membre du comité d'évaluation de mémoire d’HDR de la Faculté des Sciences, de Technologies et de l'Environnement, Université de Mahajanga.

- Responsable de l’équipe d’accueil Biodiversité animale, écologie et conservation de l’Ecole doctorale Ecosystèmes Naturels (EDEN) de l’Université de Mahajanga.

Depuis 2016 à ce jour

Vice-Président de l'Université de Mahajanga

Take advantage of the essential components of Madagascar Lemurs Portal in offline version from your Android mobile device for better use in the field
Madagascar Lemurs Portal

Follow us

Nombre de visite

Number of visits

Contact us

Madagascar Lemurs PortalLot II K 44 Ankadivato Antananarivo 101Madagascar

Phone: (+261 20) 22 605 13

Fax : (+261 20) 22 621 44