Centre ValBio works to protect Madagascar’s unique and biologically diverse ecosystems
through conservation science and projects that directly benefit the local people.
CVB is an international research station situated on the edge of Madagascar's beautiful
and abundant Ranomafana National Park. Under the direction of renowned primatologist
Patricia C. Wright, Centre ValBio facilitates hands-on science to sustain the resources
and people of Madagascar. In collaboration with the local people, CVB is expanding
the frontiers of knowledge while safeguarding biodiversity for future generations.
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Dr. Patricia C. Wright
Dr. Wright is a scientist and a distinguished professor in the Department of Anthropology
at Stony Brook University, NY. She has received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship
(Genius Award) and three medals of honor from the Malagasy government.
She is the first woman to win the Indianapolis Prize for Animal Conservation (equivalent
to the Nobel Prize in Conservation). Wright is Founder and Executive Director of Stony
Brook University Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments, and is Founder
and Executive Director of the Centre ValBio, a research and training center in Ranomafana,
Madagascar. After Wright discovered a new species of lemur in 1986, she helped establish
its habitat as a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wright has published
over 200 scientific papers, authored four books and has given hundreds of lectures
to museums, universities and societies throughout the US and Europe.
Her research and accomplishments have been featured in the award winning documentary
IMAX/Warner Brothers film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar " narrated by Morgan Freeman.
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