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The Red Book Challenge
"think small"
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Inspired by the work of Russell A. Mittermeier, president of Conservation International (CI), The Red Book Challenge is a small scale conservation initiative started by two primate researchers working in Berenty Reserve in June 2012. The challenge is a partnership between two children's conservation clubs: one in Berenty village and one in the city of Fort Dauphin...

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Amber Walker-Bolton - profile

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Amber presenting at the Association for Chemoreception Sciences Annual Meeting 2011 © Amber Walker-Bolton

Amber Walker-Bolton began following lemur behaviour at Berenty Reserve in 2009 when she worked as a volunteer for Josia Razafindramana for six months. Following this experience, she returned to Berenty in 2010 to complete her masters dissertation fieldwork.

Amber entered the PhD program at the University of Toronto in September, 2011. She completed her MRes in Primatology at Roehampton University in the UK. Her dissertation explored olfactory sexual signalling and mating success among two groups of wild ring-tailed lemurs. Past fieldwork has included one year in Costa Rica studying white-faced capuchin monkeys, and six months observing lemurs at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar. Amber's current reseach interests include olfactory communication and reproductive success in ring-tailed lemurs.






Amber teaching
Amber teaching © Amber Walker-Bolton

For further information, visit the website of Amber's research group at:
     Graduate Students of Dr. Mary T. Silcox, Ph.D. The University of Toronto at Scarborough, Department of Anthropology
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