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Activities for Earth Day 2021

Stay Away 5K April 24-25, 2021: Just because we have to keep our distance, doesn’t mean we have to stay inside! Join the Duke Lemur Center on Earth Day weekend for our very own Stay Away 5K, with all proceeds benefiting lemur care and conservation! Because this is a virtual race, you can participate from anywhere […]



Stay Away 5K: Register Now!

Join us on Earth Day weekend (April 24-25, 2021) for our second annual Stay Away 5K, a virtual race with all proceeds benefiting lemur care and conservation! Last year, this event enlisted participation from more than 2,000 runners and lemur lovers all over the world, including all 50 U.S. states, D.C., and 11 other countries. […]



An Unusual Creature is Coming out of Winter’s Slumber. Here’s Why Scientists Are Excited.

Duke Lemur Center recreates the seasonal swings of native habitat, helping to unlock the secrets of hibernation. By Robin Smith, Ph.D. Originally published in DukeTODAY on March 12, 2021. DURHAM, N.C. — If you binged on high-calorie snacks and then spent the winter crashed on the couch in a months-long food coma, you’d likely wake […]



Women’s Farmer Association: Empowering women in sustainable agriculture, SAVA style

By Emilien Razafindrabozy, Rostella Christine, Melsa Stephania Razafindrasoa, and Nestorine Manantenasoa, Centre Universitaire Regional de la SAVA (CURSA) Translated by James Herrera, Ph.D., Program Coordinator for DLC-SAVA Conservation. Published February 23, 2021. Globally, women are essential to the agricultural workforce. Despite this, they are underrepresented in opportunities such as education and formal training, loans and subsidies, […]