November 30 is the last day to reserve your table or seats for A Night of Lemur Delight , our 2017 Benefit Gala. A not-to-be-missed event!

Join us Thursday, December 14, 6pm, at Michael's On East in Sarasota. Enjoy a fabulous evening celebrating lemurs and help advance LCF’s urgent mission to prevent these primates, among the most endangered mammal groups in the world, from becoming extinct.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ian Tattersall
World-renowned paleoanthropologist, emeritus curator with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, LCF Scientific Advisory Council member , and the inspiration for Founder Penelope Bodry-Sanders to establish LCF. Dr. Ian Tattersall will fascinate guests with his lemur expertise. Visit his website here .

Entertainment: Razia Said
International singer-songwriter and LCF Trustee , Razia will entertain with splendid compositions drawing on her Malagasy influences. Listen to Razia's Mifohaza ("Wake Up" in Malagasy) on YouTu be .
Dr. Ian Tattersall pictured with the lemur species named for him, Propithicus tattersalli , the golden-crowned sifaka.
For her first album, Zebu Nation , Razia Said wrote songs to draw attention to the environmental destruction in Madagascar.
Spectacular Silent Auction
Breathtaking vacation rentals, artwork, private tours, gourmet dinner parties, handmade Madagascar imports, and more!

Sponsorship Opportunities and Tickets
Individual Tickets are $200 and Sponsorship Opportunities are available from $1,500 (4 seats) to the $20,000 Ikoto Presenting Sponsor (20 seats) read about Ikoto in this month's lemur Spotlight, below. Cocktails 6pm, Dinner 7pm, followed by program and entertainment. Black-tie Optional. For additional information, email
The lemur featured in the artwork for our 2017 Benefit Gala, A Night of Lemur Delight, is Ikoto. Painted by LCF founder and artist Penelope Bodry-Sanders, Ikoto's Promise represents our commitment to saving lemurs from extinction. The original painting will be a featured item in the Gala's Silent Auction.

The last Sanford’s Brown Lemur ( Eulemur sanfordi ) in North America, Ikoto is a very special, nearly 27-year-old resident at the Myakka City reserve. His celebrity status increased after National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore included him in The Photo Ark, a project to photograph species before they become extinct . A photo signed by Joel Sartore and the Photo Ark book are additional featured items in the Gala's Silent Auction.
Rosewood logging in Madagascar poses a critical threat to lemurs as they lose their habitat to the illegal trade. LCF works on the ground in Madagascar to protect their shrinking and pristine rainforests, and to replace trees through reforestation.

See LCF's Louis ‘Joxe’ Jaofeno, our Madagascar Program Manager based in Sambava, in this brief conservation film by Dan Ashby which brings critical awareness to the crisis.
'We are blessed because we have nature ... it's time to protect what we have left and ... save for the next generation.'

Louis 'Joxe' Jaofeno
Madagascar Program Manager
Lemur Conservation Foundation
in wildlife conservation film by Dan Ashby
Joxe Jaofeno pictured on right, distributing LCF t-shirts at the World Lemur Festival November 10-11 in Madagascar.
How You Can Help

  • Avoid purchasing rosewood and ebony furniture. Illegal loggers will stop chopping down trees in Madagascar when selling the wood is no longer profitable.

  • Support LCF's work in Madagascar with your gift. Under Gift Designation, select "Other" and note "Madagascar" in the Other Fund field.
Please consider these ways to support LCF while you do your holiday shopping. Thank you!

  • When you choose the Lemur Conservation Foundation as your charity at AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase is donated to LCF.

The Lemur Conservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.