Welcome to Centre ValBio Centre ValBio works to protect Madagascar’s unique and biologically diverse ecosystems through conservation science and projects that directly benefit the local people, including rural health care delivery. CVB has a world-class research station sited on the edge of Madagascar's beautiful and abundant Ranomafana National Park. Under the direction of world-renowned primatologist Patricia Wright, Centre ValBio facilitates hands-on science to sustain the resources and people of Madagascar. In collaboration with villagers, we're expanding the frontiers of knowledge while safeguarding biodiversity for future generations.
Exclusive Film Screening
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will be released in select IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters starting April 4, 2014.
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, Dolphin Tale) narrates the IMAX 3D documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers—lemurs. The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary Born to Be Wild 3D, and director David Douglas, who served as director of photography on that film. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered.
Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.
Dental Team in Ranomafana Assists Nearly a Thousand People »
The Stony Brook University dental team plans to return to Ranomafana and Centre ValBio to assist in dental care in July 2015.
Land of Lemurs and Other Strange Things »
Young Explorer Cara Brook is in Madagascar studying the impact of human land development on biodiversity and how it could potentially spread infectious diseases that are transmitted from animals to people. (Explorers Journal)
UNICEF's Beyond School Books Podcast »
In collaboration with the Sunshine Comes First Foundation, Mia Tsang, an 8th grader at Rhinebeck High School in New York, participated in an exchange program with the Madagascar town of Ranomafana.