Shaldon Wildlife Trust is a member institution of the AEECL, The Association Européenne pour l’Etude et la Conservation des Lémuriens, helping to preserve some of the most endangered lemur species in Madagascar through fundraising, awareness, research and education.
The AEECL has been working, for a number of years, on the creation of a reserve for the Blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur macaco flavifrons), one of Madagascar’s rarest lemur species. The charming lemur with its blue eyes is also the logo of the consortium. The member zoos have also initiated captive propagation programmes for the Blue-eyed black lemur as well as for the Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) and the Red-bellied lemur (Eulemur rubriventer) within the framework of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). We have a small family of red-bellied lemurs here at the zoo and use them to teach people about the threats facing lemurs in the wild as well as the great work AEECL does.