Centre ValBio Research Campus

Centre ValBio Research Campus, Ranomafana: Address, Phone Number, Centre ValBio Research Campus Reviews: 4.5/5

Centre ValBio Research Campus

Centre ValBio Research Campus
4.5
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alexandraerose
Tacoma, WA3 contributions
A must-see in Ranomafana!
Nov 2016 • Friends
I had the pleasure of staying at CVB for three months as a study abroad student in 2016, and am itching to return both as a researcher but also as a tourist. Dr. Wright's continued work in Madagascar shows her commitment to not only the native wildlife but the dozens of locals who work at CVB as well. For being such a remote location, the opportunity to utilize such a fantastic lab, access to computers and wifi, as well as a fantastic library, we are truly lucky. NamanabeHall was a fantastic dorm for when we returned from the field - with clean comfortable rooms and multiple spaces for work, and hot showers! Fantastic and compassionate staff, Ranomafana is lucky to have such an incredible space and those of us who travel are lucky enough to have a glimpse into real research at work!
Written 20 October 2017
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William899
Walsall, UK145 contributions
Wildlife research centre
May 2017 • Couples
As part of our group tour we visited the centre and spent the first hour being shown around the deserted buildings, by Claude the Course Director, which were devoid of any scientists. Apparently they arrive later in May and June for a 3 or 4 month visit. An American scientist was the driving force behind the two buildings and later we had a lecture from Pascale who is the actual Director en site. We understood the aims and objectives of the centre but without any residents it didn't sparkle and we learnt little of the actual type of research being undertaken.
Written 26 May 2017
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katec576
Cheltenham13 contributions
Fantastic tour
Nov 2016 • Family
We loved our visit to Centre Valbio and seeing the research happening there! Would be a great place for those with an interest in wildlife biology and a fab opportunity for kids to see research in action.
Written 16 November 2016
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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
A mission with passion
Oct 2016 • Couples
Our tour group of 10 was was given an afternoon tour of this state-of-the-art international study center while staying at Ranomafana National Park. Established in 1991, the center partners with 52 villages, 34 schools, 20 conservation clubs, and 5 artisan groups involving more than 10,000 local people. As such, Centre Valbio helps both the indigenous people and the international community to better understand and appreciate the value of environmental conservation through training, education and research.

NamanaBe Hall, the building we toured, is equipped with dorms, laboratories, and is a model of "green design" and resources. A small gift shop features handicrafts made by the local villages along with a small selection of books.

Centre ValBio can proudly boast "a mission with passion" in supporting scientific research and community outreach and development.
Written 25 October 2016
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Ernest R
Antananarivo40 contributions
A centre for a lecture
Sep 2015 • Friends
Centre Valbio is a research station, one can make a visit of this station and can assist to a lecture. Be ready to pay 10 000 Ar per person as a fee of the lecture.
Written 3 March 2016
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TensaT
7 contributions
good research facility
Aug 2015 • Couples
Very good research facililty (with a microbial lab and lecture rooms, and residential hall) with a lot of ongoing research projects. Several overseas universities from the US, Europe (to name a few, Cornell U, Helskin U) bring college students here for summer course. They also run community outreach and education program to promote conservation and sustainable livelihood.
Written 12 August 2015
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PookaNewYork
New York70 contributions
Incredible Experience
Jul 2015 • Solo
Centre ValBio is a state of the art research and conservation, health and education facility a few steps away from the entrance to Ranomafana National Park. Dr. Patricia Wright, who has been working on lemur behavior and ecology for 30 years, was instrumental in establishing Ranomafana National Park to help protect the critically endangered species it holds- especially the greater bamboo lemur which she rediscovered after it was thought to be extinct, and the newly discovered golden bamboo lemur which she also discovered. She is the driving force behind Centre ValBio. The flora and fauna of this amazing park is rich and diverse. There are international researchers and study abroad students who live in dorms at the centre and there are lectures with dinner programs open to the public with a reservation. You can hear incredible lectures here of current and ongoing projects within the park given by researchers studying the biodiversity and lectures by the health, environmental arts and reforestation teams working with the local communities. Until you experience this place, you cannot imagine that it could exist in the rainforest of Madagascar. It is not to be missed. Visitors are warmly welcomed.
Written 9 July 2015
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