Conserving vital links in the habitat of lemurs, northeast Madagascar

James Herrera, Ph.D., Program Coordinator for DLC-SAVA Conservation. Published December 12, 2020. Lemurs are the famous primates of Madagascar. Unlike monkeys and other primates, lemurs are found in the wild only on the island of Madagascar. They probably arrived on Madagascar from ancient primate ancestors on Africa 60 million years ago, and since that time, over […]


Media Inquiries: Please email sara.clark@duke.edu for access to images and video. Please join us in welcoming Brady, a critically endangered blue-eyed black lemur, to the Duke Lemur Center family! Named after fellow dark-haired, blue-eyed stunner Tom Brady – quarterback for the New England Patriots and now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Brady was born on […]

Announcing a New Endowment for the Duke Lemur Center

The Barbara Colyear Parkening Lemur Care Fund by Mary Paisley, Development Officer With so many challenges in our world these days due to COVID-19, it’s been truly uplifting to spend time writing this article honoring a wonderful friend of the Duke Lemur Center who recently made an incredible gift to us. With the donor’s permission, […]

New Article Published: Environmental education in Madagascar’s SAVA region

By Drs. Marina Blanco and Lydia Greene A paper on environmental education in the SAVA (northeastern) region of Madagascar, authored by DLC conservation and research staff, has been published in PLoS ONE! The paper highlights the importance of working with primary school students directly, and of designing ways to track and monitor knowledge/perceptions across students […]