Travis Steffens - Founder of Planet Madagascar


Travis Steffens has a BSc in Primatology and MA in Anthropology from the University of Calgary and is currently a PhD candidate in Biological Anthropology at the University of Toronto.  Travis has been involved in primate research since 2002.  He has conducted many research projects on endangered primates in both Belize, Central America, and Madagascar. In 2010 Travis created and implemented a Lambas for Lemurs project in Madagascar with his colleague Megan Shrum. Travis' current research includes studying the impact of habitat loss on lemur species richness and occurrence in Madagascar. Beside research and conservation work Travis combines his love for travel and nature by leading active travel trips throughout Canada, Belize, Costa Rica, Southern Africa and Madagascar. 

Mamy Razafitsalama - In Country Director and Operations Manager

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Mamy RAZAFITSALAMA has a MAITRISE DE RECHERCHE in Anthropology and Biology evolution and D.E.A. (Dîplomes d’Etudes Approfondies) in Primatology from the University of Antananarivo and is currently a PhD student in Primatology at the University of Antananarivo.  Mamy's current research includes studying the impact of habituation in behavior and diet for breast feeding female of coquerel’s sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) in Ankarafantsika National Park. Mamy has worked as a researcher assistant within Marojejy National Park and Manombo Special Reserve and as the Operations Manager for a PhD project in Ankarafantsika National Park.  Besides research Mamy has worked as a Consultant in malaria program at Population Services International a non- government organization who for health. We are excited for Mamy to join the Planet Madagascar team. Mamy will be intimately involved in designing and implementing our projects in Madagascar. 


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