I'm Lynne Venart, and I'm passionate about using digital strategy and audience research for conservation.
I am the Co-founder and Web Specialist for the Lemur Conservation Network, and I have been working to promote lemur conservation in Madagascar and around the world since 2014.
A project of the Primate Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, the Lemur Conservation Network promotes over 50 organizations working to save lemurs from extinction. In collaboration with Drs. Kim Reuter, Christoph Schwitzer, Jonah Ratsimbazafy, and Steig Johnson, I was integral to launching the network and growing our online presence.
Currently pursuing a Masters in Conservation Biology in Miami University's Project Dragonfly program, I am studying field methods and conducting conservation research while traveling the world. I also completed a certificate in Behavior Change for Sustainability from the University of California, San Diego in April 2020.
My first trip to Madagascar in 2012 inspired me to use my professional skills to protect the island's biodiversity. Two years later, I published a literature review on education in Madagascar and launched the Lemur Conservation Network to promote the conservation organizations working to save it.