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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.



2014 Stars of Stony Brook Gala Honors Patricia Wright on April 16 »
In addition to raising money to support student scholarship programs, the 2014 Gala will benefit the University’s work in Madagascar.

Stony Brook Prof Featured in IMAX Movie on Madagascar Lemurs »
Patricia Wright shares her passion for the primates, many species of which are endangered. 

Patricia Wright Named Finalist for 2014 Indianapolis Prize »
The winner of the world’s leading award for animal conservation will be announced in mid-2014 and honored at the next Indianapolis Prize Gala in September.

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. 

Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates the IMAX 3D documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers—lemurs.

NBA Legend Shaquille O'Neal supports CVB and speaks out for the lemurs.


Nosy Maitso, a film by Daniel Roper Jones, highlights conservation education programs at Centre ValBio.

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