The work of Jersey's Durrell Wildlife Trust has helped to ensure the natural habitat of lemurs in Madagascar is protected.
The Trust has been protecting animals for over 40 years
Staff from the Trust have been helping to educate people in the area about the threats to lemurs by setting up workshops and village festivals.
It is hoped this will increase the numbers of the highly endangered species.
Lake Alaotra is the largest in Madagascar and is the only natural habitat of the Alaotran gentle lemur.
The area was declared a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 1998.
But in the past 10 years the number of lemurs has fallen from 7,500 to 3,000, mainly due to marshland being made into rice fields and widespread burning of the land.
Villagers also hunted the lemurs for food.
During the past 12 months their numbers have increased by around 300 and Jersey Trust staff are hopeful of a brighter future for the animal.