I am a Conservation Ecologist that studies lemurs in Madagascar. My research is focussed on looking at how lemur species respond to habitat fragmentation. I am the founder and director of Planet Madagascar a conservation education and community development organization in Madagascar. www.planetmadagascar.com. I am the co-founder of Lambas for Lemurs a conservation education project I run with Megan Shrum in Madagascar www.lambasforlemurs.com.
When I am not doing research or conservation work I lead I lead adventure travel tours in South Africa for Backroads Active Travel, Civilized Adventures and Kensington Tours. I am a International Fellow of the renowned Explorers club and I am Explorer-in-Residence with Kensington tours.
I love giving exciting public lectures on science and nature based topics. Check out my 2018 TEDx St. Mary’s CSS Talk “Primatology the Career You Never Knew You Wanted”. If you are keen to book me for a presentation please email me.
I am also a keen photographer and budding travel/science writer.
If you have any questions please contact me at travis.steffens(at)gmail.com.