Primate Palooza 2016

  • Location
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Status

The Problem

Our wish for Primate Palooza is to educate the Duke community on the importance of biodiversity and conservation, specifically how these topics relate to primates.

Our Plan

Duke Roots & Shoots is a hosting a week of events to raise awareness of issues related to primate conservation. This year, there will be an art show hosted both online and in the Bryan Center (our student union), featuring photography and other art submitted by Duke students; all artwork will focus on the general theme of nature, conservation, and wildlife. Additionally, in order to educate students about Duke's involvement in primate research and conservation, we will be providing free transportation and tours of the Duke Lemur Center to approximately 100 Duke undergraduate students. We will also have an expert panel event; the panel will include three scientists who are highly experienced and involved in conservation and research in different regions of the world. These scientists will be able to speak about how conservation may be similar or different in these regions, and how conservation issues have changed over the time that they have been involved. Finally, we are bringing Dr. Patricia Wright as our guest speaker this year. Dr. Patricia Wright will talk about her experience in primate research and conservation, including her role in the founding of the highly successful Ranomafana National Park. As a tireless advocate and prominent researcher, Dr. Patricia Wright is an inspiration to those of us who wish to use scientific research towards conservation goals.

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