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VIDEO: Inside a Refuge for Endangered Lemurs in North Carolina

WATCH NOW! Follow NBC’s Dagmar Midcap, host of “Down to Earth,” and LX News storyteller Cody Broadway as they take you inside the Duke Lemur Center, to meet the lemurs and the devoted team of scientists and researchers fighting to save them. While onsite this May, the NBC/LX team was here to capture our mission in […]

Chronic Malnutrition in Madagascar: A Problem Landscape with Local Solutions

By Bethany Old Master’s candidate, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University Madagascar has the fourth-highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world (The World Bank, 2018). The country is rich in fruits, vegetables, and legume diversity but nutrition education remains critically low. I served in the education sector of Peace Corps Madagascar from 2015-2018 […]

Learning from a Loss: The story of Winnie, a rare lemur with an even rarer disease

An aye-aye’s cancer diagnosis brings together veterinarians, doctors, and scientists from NC and around the world  By Sally Bornbusch, Ph.D. Originally published in December 2021 in Issue 3 of the Duke Lemur Center’s annual magazine. On June 24, 2020, the DLC welcomed its eighth infant of the season: a rare baby aye-aye. Named “Winifred” after […]

Agriculture, socioeconomics, and food security in the SAVA

What are the links among agriculture, socioeconomics, and food security in the SAVA region of Madagascar? Preliminary report on research results by Nestorine, Ardhilles Andriantinefiarijaona, Esperio Jaozandry, and James P. Herrera   Background Food insecurity, malnutrition, and deforestation are global challenges facing low-and middle-income countries, particularly in the tropics. In 2017, more than 800 million […]