Health & Disease

COVID-19 Update from the Director: April 2020

Dear Friends, I hope this letter finds you and your families safe and healthy. I am writing to let you know that all of the Duke Lemur Center’s (DLC) animals and staff remain healthy as we enter our seventh week of modified operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are so fortunate to have such […]



Part I: DLC-SAVA Conservation workshop in Madagascar’s Marojejy NP

DLC-SAVA Conservation forging new collaborations with CURSA, the university of SAVA region: A three-part series By James Herrera, Program Coordinator, DLC-SAVA Conservation During my first few months working with the DLC-SAVA Conservation program, I had the great pleasure of meeting and collaborating with the only university in the region, the Centre Universitaire Régional de la […]



Agroecology in Madagascar: DLC-SAVA Conservation interventions for sustainable development

By James Hererra, Ph.D., DLC-SAVA Conservation program coordinator Farming practices around the world are changing to meet the needs of growing populations and adapting to climate change. The organic farming revolution has sparked a diverse subset of agricultural disciplines such as agroecology, regenerative and conservation agriculture, and permaculture. These practices seek to mimic and enhance natural processes to improve soil […]



Letter from the Director: COVID-19 Updates

Dear friends of the Duke Lemur Center, I want thank all of you for your support of the DLC, and especially to so many of you who have reached out to us to see how you can help and to make sure we are okay as the world deals with the spread of the COVID-19 […]