An NBC Nightly News report on lemurs, termed “the world’s most endangered mammal,” featured Stony Brook primatologist Dr. Patrica Wright, whose crusade to save the endangered wildlife of Madagascar inspired the recent IMAX movie Island of Lemurs. Earlier this month Dr. Wright became the first woman winner of the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize for Conservation. She will use the winnings toward providing electricity for Malagasy schoolchildren and to fund the protection of an unprotected forest area – home to more than 30 golden bamboo lemurs. For more information on Dr. Wright and her work in Madagascar, see CenterValbio.org.
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