Rindrahatsarana Ramanankirahaina

Rindra is a scientist and educator who earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover, Germany, and a DEA in animal biology from the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar. Her research interests focus on biology, animal ecology, and biodiversity conservation, with a specialty in lemurs. 

Rindra has lectured at the University of Antananarivo and  Institute of Higher Education of Antsirabe Vakinankaratra; worked with OpWall Madagascar, a conservation research organization; and Mikajy Natiora, a Madagascar-based conservation association that works to protect Malagasy endemic biodiversity by combining ecological research and local community action.  


  • University of Veterinary Medicine, PhD
  • University of Antananarivo, DEA
Rindrahatsarana Ramanankirahaina

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