Endangered Lemurs Focus of Conservation Prize

May 15, 2014---Primatologist Patricia Wright, who studies the endangered lemurs of Madagascar, has won the largest prize in the field of animal conservation: the Indianapolis Prize. Wright, a National Geographic grantee, hopes the award will shed a light on Madagascar and its lemurs. She has spent decades researching lemurs and working closely with the local people to protect the animals. As the first woman to receive the $250,000 prize, she also hopes to inspire the next generation of conservationists.