Centre ValBio was created by Professor Patricia Wright in 2003 to help both indigenous people and the international community better understand the value of conservation in Madagascar and around the world.
CVB’s mission has three main objectives:
- To promote world-class research in one of the world’s most biologically diverse and unique ecosystems;
- To encourage environmental conservation by developing ecologically sustainable economic development programs with local villages;
- To provide the local villagers with the knowledge and tools to improve their quality of life through projects focused on sanitation, diet, and education, and ultimately reduce poverty in the area.