MK Lemur Foundation

Who We Are

The Marat Karpeka Lemur Foundation exists because more than 90% of lemur species are now facing extinction, making them the most threatened group of mammals on earth. MKLF hopes to lead the effort to save these remarkable creatures. We are committed to education and the conservation of lemurs and their habitats.

Our Philosophy

We believe people should not have the right to encroach on the habitats of animals to the point of extinction. We oppose all forms of animal abuse and neglect. We believe in the need to educate our communities, equipping with tools to achieve a more balanced ecology. We believe the mitigation of threats against lemurs must be achieved through local networking, direct services, and societal action.

Everyone should be accountable to the world around them. We believe all creatures, great and small, are deserving of respect, protection, and care. We believe in ethical practices, the spirit of cooperation, and open communication. We believe businesses or individuals harming animals and their habitats should be held accountable. We encourage the participation of all persons or groups committed to ending the struggle for lemurs.

Core Values

  • Integrity – honorable initiatives and honest practices
  • Community – collaborating with communities to accomplish more
  • Good Stewardship – keeping our organization small, relying on volunteers, and allocating as much funds as possible directly to saving lemurs

Our Story

Essential to our organization are Marat Karpeka and Dr. Russell Mittermeier. Marat Karpeka is a successful entrepreneur who chose to give back through donating to various wildlife conservation organizations. Having a passion for lemurs, and wanting to do more, he founded the Marat Karpeka Lemur Foundation. Consulting with Dr. Russell Mittermeier, a world-renowned primatologist, MKLF was able to select the most efficient lemur projects with measurable results. View our current projects to learn more.

Non-Profit Status

The Marat Karpeka Lemur Foundation is a public charity, registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, effective from November 25, 2015. All donations are tax-deducted. Donors can deduct contributions made under IRC Section 170.  Please view a scan-copy of organization’s official tax-exempt determination letter by IRS.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. Find out more about Marat Karpeka and Dr. Russell Mittermeier here.

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