Dr. Patricia Wright: Building Forest and Saving Lemurs with Technology in Madagascar
Presented by RIT and Seneca Park Zoo Society
Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is home to over 112 lemur species, 94% which are in danger of extinction. Despite heroic efforts to save the habitat and the lemurs over the past 30 years, we still face their possible extinction from fires and forest destruction in the near future. Bringing into play new technologies such as conservation drones, metabarcoding biodiversity and modern camera traps and sensors, there is new hope for saving lemurs, as well as improving the economy of the Malagasy rural communities.