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spring 2017 e-news

Faly miarahaba anao ra-namana!  

Hello, friend! You're receiving this e-newsletter from the DLC as a current or recent visitor, friend, donor, volunteer, advocate, or someone who has signed up for our newsletters via our website. We hope you'll enjoy reading the latest news about the DLC's playful prosimians, as well as our education programs, non-invasive research, and conservation work protecting lemurs' natural habitat in Madagascar. 

our mission
One of the amazing things I did as an undergrad was go to Madagascar. It's because of the presence of this institution, the Duke Lemur Center. This is a really special place, because it's the only institution of its kind around the world..."

Alex Dehgan, Ph.D. '91 Duke alumnus, 

former Chief Scientist at USAID, and

Founder of Conservation X Labs.


watch alex's interview online!


Alex was filmed as part of Duke's Entrepreneur Stories series. 














Our winter '17  newsletter is a


devoted  exclusively to  aye-ayes!


Alzheimer's Research
Non-invasive research on the DLC's mouse lemurs has led to a new Alzheimer's hypothesis! If the hypothesis holds up, "it could help identify people at risk sooner, or point to new ways to delay onset or progression of the disease."
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First Infants of 2017!
Birth season began this January with the arrivals of sifaka infants Gothicus and Furia, followed soon by Warble, a pygmy slow loris. But have you ever wondered HOW the Lemur Center decides which lemurs to breed? Click to find out!
learn more
Spring Lemurpalooza Is Friday, June 2
Mark your calendars: Lemurpalooza is June 2 from 5:00-8:00 PM! The $50/car entry fee goes toward the adoption of a lemur. Join us for a fun and festive evening of tours, lemurs, educational activities, and food trucks! Reserve your space today. Space is limited, and this fun family event sells out quickly!
register now
Donations Accepted for Cyclone Relief
On March 7, a category four cyclone battered the coast of Madagascar, devastating parts of the island critical to DLC-SAVA's community-based conservation work. To donate to DLC's post-cyclone community rebuilding efforts in the SAVA region, please click the link below. 
give to cyclone relief
Walking with Lemurs Tours This Spring
Have you joined a sifaka for breakfast lately? Walked through the woods next to a ring-tail? No? Then come join us for a Walking with Lemurs tour this spring! Book soon. These tours fill up fast!
DLC premium tours
Scientific Symposium Videos Free Online!
The DLC's 50th Anniversary Scientific Symposium brought together leading scholars engaged with research at the Lemur Center. Videos of their talks are archived online. View for free any time! 
watch on youtube
Join the dlc in madagascar !
Travel with the DLC's Conservation Coordinator, Charlie Welch, on the trip of a lifetime this June! See the brochure online.
60% of primates threatened  
"It's a landmark paper," says DLC Director Anne Yoder. "It's alarming without being alarmist." Read the article in the New York Times.
Gut microbiome research

"The early researcher catches the feces."

A candid interview with Duke Ph.D. student and DLC education volunteer Lydia Greene.

Click here to learn more!

Is your dream job working with lemurs at the DLC? We're hiring within several departments, including a full-time  Curator, Living Animal Collections; a part-time Staff Assistant for the business office; and summer Customer Associates within the education department. 
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