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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
March 3, 2022After Cyclone Emnati, SBU’s Wright seeks donations to feed people in MadagascarTimes Beacon RecordRead ArticleJuly 8, 2022Into the Forbidden ForestSmithsonian MagazineRead ArticleAugust 2, 2022Why famine in Madagascar is an alarm bell for the planetFinancial TimesRead ArticleDecember 1, 2022Some tree-dwelling primates may adapt more easily to life on the ground, massive study showsMongabay NewsRead ArticleDecember 15, 2022Named ‘Conservation Warrior,’ SBU’s Patricia Wright seeks funds to save Madagascar wildlifeTimes Beacon RecordRead Article