Lemur researcher wins conservation prize

May 13, 2014 11:02 AM

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INDIANAPOLIS — An expert on the lemurs of the Madagascar rainforest who is credited with helping protect the species has been named winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation.

The prize announced Tuesday recognizes Stony Brook University anthropology professor Patricia Wright for her work since the 1980s to study and advocate for the small endangered primates. Her work includes helping create the island's Ranomafana National Park, which is featured in the IMAX movie "Isla...

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