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Patricia WrightDistinguished Service ProfessorAnthropologyCollege of Arts and Sciences


Patricia C. Wright founded Centre ValBio, a modern research campus in the rainforest of Madagascar where she has combined her research with efforts to preserve the country’s endangered forests and the many species of plants and animals they harbor. She was the driving force behind the creation of Ranomafana National Park, a 106,000-acre World Heritage Site there, which is home to many endangered species, including several species of lemur that she almost certainly saved from extinction.


  • PhD, City University of New York
  • BA, Hood College


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