Rainer Dolch holds a PhD in Ecology from the University of Göttingen, Germany. Having lived and worked in conservation Madagascar for more than 25 years, he is currently Coordinator of Association Mitsinjo, a Malagasy conservation organization evolved from the local community around his residence, Andasibe, in the eastern part of the country. Passionate about frogs and lemurs, he is a member of both the IUCN/SSC Amphibian and Primate Specialist Groups as well as the International Primtalogical Society (IPS). He has designed and led lemur conservation projects in collaboration with numerous local, regional, national and international partners. Together with his team, he has rediscovered a population of the critically endangered Greater Bamboo Lemur (Prolemur simus) in a region where it had believed to be extinct for more than a century. His goal is to improve conservation in Madagascar through science, education and raising environmental awareness among local communities.
Dr. Rainer Dolch
Coordinator of Association Mitsinjo, a Malagasy conservation organization