For the Love of Lemurs: My Life in the Wilds of Madagascar

For the Love of Lemurs My Life in the Wilds of Madagascar In primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright was given a seemingly impossible task to travel to the rainforests of Madagascar and find the greater bamboo lemur a species that hadnt been seen in the

  • Title: For the Love of Lemurs: My Life in the Wilds of Madagascar
  • Author: Patricia Chapple Wright
  • ISBN: 9781590564455
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1986, primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright was given a seemingly impossible task to travel to the rainforests of Madagascar and find the greater bamboo lemur, a species that hadnt been seen in the wild for thirty years Not only did Wright discover that the primate still existed but that it lived alongside a completely new species What followed was a love affair withIn 1986, primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright was given a seemingly impossible task to travel to the rainforests of Madagascar and find the greater bamboo lemur, a species that hadnt been seen in the wild for thirty years Not only did Wright discover that the primate still existed but that it lived alongside a completely new species What followed was a love affair with an animal and a country that continues to this day In this frank and enchanting sequel to High Moon Over the , Wright recounts the many challenges she faced, including separation from her daughter, a tempestuous romance with a fellow scientist, and political upheaval that threatens her dream of establishing a national park to ensure the safety of her precious lemurs But in the end, her tenacity, daring, and passion for this endangered primate lead to extraordinary scientific breakthroughs and help bring the animal back from the brink of extinction.

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    About “Patricia Chapple Wright”

    1. Patricia Chapple Wright

      Dr Wright has made major contributions in the biology, ecology, conservation and behavior of living primates She discovered a new species of lemur, Hapalemur aureus in 1987 and helped establish Madagascar s Ranomafana National Park in 1991 to protect it Her research concerns focus on behavior, senescence, parasitology, predation, rainforest ecology, climate change and conservation studies of Malagasy lemurs Patricia Wright earned a BA from Hood College in 1966 and a PhD in Anthropology from City University of New York in 1985 Dr Wright has led over 40 field expeditions to Peru, Paraguay, East Malaysia, the Philippines and Madagascar She has held professional appointments at Duke 1983 91 and Stony Brook Universities 1991 2014 and is the Executive Director of the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments at Stony Brook University 1992 2014 and the Founder and International Director of the Centre ValBio Research Campus at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar She has authored over 150 scientific publications and has received many high honors She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2004 as well as other professional associations She was awarded a John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Fellowship 1989 1994 , a Knight of the National Order in 1995, the Officier Medal in 2003 and the Commandeur Medal in 2012 by the government of Madagascar Other awards include the Hauptman Woodward Pioneer in Science Medal 2008 , Distinguished Primatologist Award from American Society of Primatology 2008 , honorary degrees from Hood College and the University of Antananarivo and a Distinguished Alumnae Award from Hood College 2008 In 2012, and again in 2014 she has been selected as one of six finalists for the internationally recognized Indianapolis Prize for Conservation Her books include Madagascar Forests of our Ancestors , Tarsiers Past, Present and Future , and High Moon over the My Quest to Understand the Monkeys of the Night Dr Wright was a member of the National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration, and NGS Conservation Trust She continues to be on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Duke Lemur Center, a member of the Madagascar Fauna Group and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group Her work has been featured in the film Me and Isaac Newton directed by Michael Apted 1999 and IMAX s Island of Lemurs Madagascar 3D directed by David Douglas 2014 Dr Wright was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2013.

    716 thoughts on “For the Love of Lemurs: My Life in the Wilds of Madagascar”

    1. I am planning a trip to Madagascar and this book has opened my eyes to what I can expect - amazing wildlife and natural history. Patricia is an amazing Eco Hero. What she achieved is awe-inspiring.


    2. This book is another great addition to the primate books available, as there aren't too many about smaller primates like lemurs and new world monkeys. While I wouldn't say it was written quite as well as High Moon Over the : My Quest to Understand the Monkeys of the Night (seeming sort of rushed due to the many years described), it had a lot of great lemur information and would probably serve as a fairly good introduction to lemurs, primatology, and Wright's work in the field.One thing that I th [...]


    3. to much time in the rain forest although Chapple did bring schools and medical care to people who needed and wanted them


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