Holly Spencer Undertakes Lemur Behavioural Study
One of our current Forest Interns, Holly Spencer, is a student from Nottingham Trent University She is here to collect data for her master’s thesis in Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation. Holly is undertaking a behavioural study. She will compare the habituated lemurs in Ampangorina with the wild lemurs. These wild lemurs occupy the forest that is situated to the west of our camp. Holly wants to investigate the effect that tourists are having on the lemur’s general health and behaviour. She will use data from the long-term study of the lemur groups. This long-term study has been carried out by MRCI volunteers. Holly will also be adding in new techniques such as condition scoring the lemurs. We look forward to seeing her results and finished report!