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New matching gift opportunity for legacy gift commitments

New “Duke 100 Challenge” Opportunity for DLC Donors Have you considered, or have you already made plans to: – include a bequest to the DLC in your will or living trust, – name the DLC as the beneficiary of a retirement plan, – or establish a life income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity […]

VIDEO: Save the Parasites! Scientific American video feat. DLC conservationist Dr. James Herrera

Check out this outstanding video produced by Scientific American featuring DLC conservationist and researcher James Herrera, Ph.D.! James coordinates the DLC-SAVA Conservation program and is based in northeastern Madagascar. Believe it or not, James and other researchers want to save (most of) the world’s parasites—not kill them. Why? Because wildlife parasites help keep ecosystems balanced. […]


When the Duke Lemur Center’s animal technicians arrived at work on the morning of January 6, 2023, they expected pregnant Coquerel’s sifaka Rodelinda to show up alone for breakfast. Instead, they were greeted with a fuzzy little surprise: the first baby lemur of the new year! Experienced mom Rodelinda gave birth overnight to a 126g […]

US Ambassador Meets with DLC-SAVA Conservation Staff in Madagascar

By James Herrera, Ph.D. Published February 17, 2023 The Duke Lemur Center (DLC) at Duke University houses the most diverse population of lemurs outside of Madagascar. In Madagascar, the DLC has many conservation and research activities, including the DLC-SAVA Conservation project, a community-based approach to safeguarding biodiversity and human livelihoods in the northeast. In February […]