Dr. Edward Louis Jr.

Board Member

Dr. Louis is the Director of Conservation Genetics at the Omaha Doorly Zoo and Director of the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership, a Malagasy NGO. A PhD in molecular genetics and a Veterinary degree have taken Louis to all corners of the world, conducting research. His research and his big heart have made a home in Madagascar for the past 15 years. His team of 100 plus Malagasy employees, field assistants and office staff are all working to protect and preserve Madagascar’s treasures. Louis is a tireless advocate of conservation and his passion and dedication to the unique biodiversity and people shines through in his support of over 40 Malagasy students. Louis’ efforts and sacrifices have led to the discovery of 23 new lemur species to date…that is 30% of all lemur species! He has also spearheaded a successful reintroduction of two lemur species.