Saving Lemurs from Extinction: Conservation in Action

Public Lecture and Book Signing by Patricia Chapple Wright

Professor of Anthropology, Stony Brook University

6:00 PM Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Geological Lecture Hall (24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138).  Presented in collaboration with the Indianapolis Prize and Harvard Museum of Natural History

Saving Lemurs from ExtinctionPrimatologist and MacArthur Fellow Patricia Chapple Wright, recipient of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize for her extraordinary contributions to conservation efforts, will discuss her work protecting the lemurs and ecosystems of Madagascar. Wright will share her experiences engaging the Malagasy government, community stakeholders, and scientists in a team effort to integrate conservation with development projects, including one collaboration that led to the establishment of Ranomafana National Park, a World Heritage Site in southern Madagascar.

Patricia Chapple Wright is Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University, New York.

Free and open to the public. Directions and parking; free event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage starting at 5:00 pm. Public information: 617-496-1027.