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Primatologists Judith Masters and Fabien Génin
Primatologist Pair Murdered in South African Home
Judith Masters and Fabien Génin had both recently retired from the University of Fort Hare after celebrated careers researching lemurs and their kin.
Primatologist Pair Murdered in South African Home
Primatologist Pair Murdered in South African Home

Judith Masters and Fabien Génin had both recently retired from the University of Fort Hare after celebrated careers researching lemurs and their kin.

Judith Masters and Fabien Génin had both recently retired from the University of Fort Hare after celebrated careers researching lemurs and their kin.

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Biologist Lynika Strozier Dies
Claire Jarvis | Jun 18, 2020 | 3 min read
The Field Museum researcher and biology instructor, who died of complications associated with COVID-19, used DNA sequencing to identify new species of plants and birds.
Image of the Day: Snake in Smoke
Emily Makowski | Dec 4, 2019 | 1 min read
An image of a Malagasy tree boa wins first place in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition.
Image of the Day: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 22, 2018 | 1 min read
By reevaluating a fossil species, researchers have developed a new theory for the lemur colonization of Madagascar.  
Pinpointing the Origin of Marbled Crayfish Clones
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2018 | 5 min read
Research suggests that the invasive, all-female Procambarus virginalis originated in a German aquarium back in the 1990s.
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2017 | 1 min read
Nearly four dozen people have died.
Plague Outbreak in Madagascar
Karen Zusi | Sep 8, 2015 | 1 min read
Pneumonic plague last month claimed 10 lives in 13 days, the World Health Organization reports.
Esteemed Primatologist Dies
Abby Olena, PhD | Feb 19, 2014 | 2 min read
Alison Jolly, who discovered that females dominate social hierarchy in lemurs, has passed away at age 76.
Rare Reptiles Breed in Wild
Jef Akst | Apr 27, 2012 | 1 min read
Two baby ploughshare tortoises born to parents raised in a captive breeding program are discovered in Madagascar, validating the conservation effort.
Telltale Tortoises
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2012 | 1 min read
Researchers are permanently marking endangered reptiles in Madagascar to keep the animals from entering the illegal wildlife trade.Read the full story. [gallery]
Marked for Life
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2012 | 4 min read
Conservationists working in Madagascar are doing the unthinkable—defacing the shells of endangered ploughshare tortoises—but it may be the animals’ last hope.
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