EF24 Charity: The Lemurs of Madagascar
The island of Madagascar is home to an amazingly unique ecosystem, with animals found nowhere else on the planet, like lemurs and the beautiful fossa. However, most people have no idea how bad the situation for wildlife in Madagascar is. Over the past decades an estimated 90% of Madagascar's forests have disappeared and almost all of the 100+ lemur species are in danger of extinction. Every year still, huge parts of the forests are burned down, and many lemurs fall victim to hunting as well. Of many species, fewer animals are left than there are people attending Eurofurence. Even the numbers of the well known ring-tailed lemur are dropping alarmingly fast.
This is where we come in! Every year, through your generous donations, we can make a huge difference for the lives of many animals. This year, we're helping out the lemurs by raising money through lots of fun activities, and by teaching people about Madagascar's beautiful nature and wildlife.
Madagascar is a country that receives little attention internationally in terms of animal conservation, which means the money we collect will have a big impact.
We organize many activities and events to both raise money and awareness at the convention while also aiming to add to the con experience. This includes:
- A charity table where the charity presents itself
- The charity lottery booth
- The charity concert
- The charity videogame tournament
- The charity art auction
- A charity calendar
- The sunday open table
- Panels where you can learn more about the charity and animals