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Rosewood surpasses ivory in black-market value

Rosewood, which grows in the rainforests of Madagascar, has surpassed ivory in terms of illegally harvested and traded plant/animal products worldwide and their black-market value. Sadly, much of Madagascar’s remaining rosewood is in protected areas, such as national parks and reserves, and illegal logging destroys not just the rosewood trees but also the other trees […]



Comedy Legend John Cleese Visits the Duke Lemur Center

  “John Cleese is a tall person who loves lemurs, coffee and wine.” –And lemurs love John Cleese! On November 7, legendary British comedian John Cleese dropped by the Duke Lemur Center to visit Aemilia the sifaka, Medusa and Agatha the aye-ayes, and members of several other species – including mouse lemurs, the first he’d […]



A Tale of Two Feces: Field Work in Marojejy

By Lydia Greene, DLC researcher and Duke Ph.D. student Feces is seldom the most palatable topic to discuss around the dinner table, but for lemur researchers, it’s often unavoidable. Take, for example, a recent mission to Marojejy National Park conducted by myself and DLC/SAVA project coordinator, Marina Blanco. We went to Marojejy together to collect […]



How SAS Helped Save a Baby Lemur’s Life

By Colin Warren-Hicks for the Durham Herald-Sun View the original article HERE. DURHAM, N.C. – SAS saved a baby lemur. Well – to clarify – SAS data management programing played a major part in helping to save the life of a rare but ailing newborn aye-aye lemur named Agatha. That’s what Anne-Lindsay Beall, editor of the Customer […]