Bezà Mahafaly has been a center for research and education since its inception in 1978. Today, many research activities involve international collaborations among Malagasy and overseas research teams, while education and training programs have a local, regional and national focus. Bezà Mahafaly hosts numerous group workshops, outreach events, training courses, and an annual field school run by ESSA. Participants variously include local school children, adults living in villages nearby, university students, teachers, and officials at all levels of government. International research teams maintain long-term studies of the diurnal lemurs, and numerous projects in the biological and social sciences have been completed or are underway, conducted by individuals from national and international institutions. The Bezà Mahafaly Monitoring Program complements and supports much of this work.