What is the goal?

Experts in the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Primate Specialist Group calculate that to improve the long-term survival prospects of Madagascar's lemurs will require $8 million dollars investment over three years.


We are working to finance projects that are aligned to that plan and help accomplish its broad goals.


To date SOS has selected 11 projects for funding. You can explore project profiles for eight of these by using the links on the right of this page.

How Can I Support for SOS Lemurs?

By making an immediate contribution through the SOS donate button you can contribute directly to SOS Lemurs.


For organisational partnership queries please contact SOS directly to learn more about how to engage with SOS Lemurs.



Why Lemurs?

These charismatic icons of the island continent are only found on Madagascar. Deforestation and poaching in recent years has made them the most threatened mammal group on the planet – 90% of the more than 100 species are Critically Endangered.


But we have a plan to save them: the Lemur Action Plan!


What is the Lemur Action Plan?

This plan identifies 30 priority sites for conservation action together with recommended actions for site specific work to save Madagascar's lemurs from extinction while addressing the needs of communities who also depend on the species' long-term survival.


It was written by members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Primate Specialist Group and published in 2014. 


SOS Lemurs harnesses the aggregating potential of the SOS model: pooling funds from donors and disbursing them in the form of small to medium size grants to existing Madagascar-based conservation actors while applying world class project management to ensure every conservation dollar is used to its potential.


Consequently, by aligning closely with this plan, SOS Lemurs, is an application of needs-based conservation action in a nutshell.




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    The Lemur Action Plan identified 30 priority sites for conservation action. SOS Lemurs aligns closely with this plan
Species in focus
Lemurs are the most threatened group of mammals on the planet
Did You Know: Over 90% of Madagascar's lemur species are threatened with extinction due to slash-and-burn agriculture, illegal logging and hunting and implementing conservation actions aligned with the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group's Lemur Action Plan is our best chance to save them.
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