Duke Lemur Center
The Duke Lemur Center advances science and biological conservation through interdisciplinary research, community-based conservation and public outreach. In 2012, the Center established a conservation initiative in northeast Madagascar, called SAVA, which uses a multifaceted approach to promote environmental progress in areas suffering from rapid deforestation. In 2013, Blue Ventures supported Dr Erik Patel and the SAVA conservation initiative to start integrating voluntary family planning services into their programme, by establishing a new collaboration with Marie Stopes Madagascar. Blue Ventures is delighted to be providing ongoing support and technical advice to the Duke Lemur Center as they respond to the needs of their partner communities through this integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach.