Patricia Wright, a primatologist, anthropologist, and conservationist, will speak about her work in Madagascar at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday evening.
In 1986, while on an exploratory expedition to Madagascar, Ms. Wright and colleagues discovered a new species, the golden bamboo lemur. When timber exploitation threatened the species, she spearheaded an integrated conservation and development project, coordinating the construction of infrastructure at Ranomafana National Park in 1991, its management, ecotourism, and biodiversity research and monitoring.
Ms. Wright is a professor in the department of anthropology at Stony Brook University and has co-authored five books. The talk, titled "The Lost Rainforest of Crystal Mountain, Madagascar," starts at 7 p.m. and is free. Those 12 and up can attend, and advance registration is required.