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Public contact information

Phone: 
(+261) 331-233-883
Address: 
Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar (GERP) – 34, Cité des Professeurs – Fort Duschene B.P. 779 – 101 Antananarivo – Madagascar
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By protecting the Lemurs, we protect the environment and therefore we protect life

Fellow
Ratsimbazafy
Jonah
Current position: 
President
Current nationality: 
Madagascar
Current residence: 
Madagascar
Affiliation/Institution: 
Madagascar Primate Research Group (GERP)
Biodata: 
Ratsimbazafy (PhD, 2002, State University of New York, USA and French Habilitation, 2011, University Antananarivo, Madagascar) is a faculty lecturer at the University of Antananarivo. He has published over 200 research papers, review articles and book chapters. Furthermore, he is the co-vice chair, Madagascar section, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC) Primate Specialist Group; the director of Houston Zoo, Madagascar Program; and the president of the Madagascar Primate Research Group. Additionally, he is a member of Malagasy Academia and African Academy of Sciences. He has won many international awards and prizes such as: the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship (1998); the Galante Award (2002) of the International Primatological Society; and the Disney’s Hero Conservation Award (2015). Recently, he received from the Council of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) the Lifetime Honorary Fellow 2019, which is the highest honor awarded by ATBC. He also received the African Primatological Society Award 2019. In February 2020, he was elected the president of the International Primatological Society.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
2 - Zero hunger
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
6 - Clean water and sanitation
8 - Decent work and economic growth
10 - Reduced inequality
11 - Sustainable cities and communities
12 - Responsible consumption and production
13 - Climate action
15 - Life on land
16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Keywords: 
Primates, Lemurs, Behavior, Ecology, Conservation, Habitat restoration, Education, Leadership, Madagascar
Elected
2021
Place of Birth: 
Antananarivo
Country of birth: 
Madagascar

Date of birth

16
December
1959
Section:
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
Last updated on 25/06/2021