Madagascar Stories
Madagascar Stories

PUTTING (SUSTAINABLE) MEAT ON THE TABLE

PUTTING (SUSTAINABLE) MEAT ON THE TABLE: SAKONDRY FARMING By Dr. Cornti Borgerson, Full Forests I first came to Madagascar 18 years ago to study the incredible, critically endangered lemurs of Madagascar. While following red ruffed lemurs under 100-foot lush canopy, I sat upon a mossy hillside to eat lunch, and asked a local research technician about his favorite lemur species. “No, I don’t like that one; it’s too bitter…. yes, I love those, they’re nice and fat,” he replied casually as we shared a bowl of rice. This conversation led me to study lemur hunting on my next return to …