The Ranomafana Red-Bellied Lemur Project was initiated by myself and Dr. Stacey Tecot from the University of Arizona. Our aim is to establish a long-term demographic dataset on the red-bellied lemur population in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar in order to census the population and track individual reproductive success and population growth/decline over time. We use non-invasive techniques to identify individual red-bellied lemurs, specifically photography and genetic analyses using fecal samples. We are currently working on developing a computer-assisted facial recognition program (in collaboration with Dr. Anil Jain from Michigan State University) to facilitate long-term behavioral research and population monitoring of red-bellied lemurs (check out our recent publication here). Longitudinal data on this threatened species will help provide critical information on demographic structure and life history parameters to aid conservation planning and address evolutionary questions. The photographs above were captured by members of our incredible research team, including Natalee Allyn, Samantha Ambler, Joseph Falinomenjanahary, and Jean Baptiste Velontsara.