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Centre ValBio Research Campus

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alexandraerose wrote a review Oct 2017
Tacoma, Washington3 contributions
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!
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Date of experience: November 2016
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William899 wrote a review May 2017
Walsall, United Kingdom145 contributions59 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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katec576 wrote a review Nov 2016
Cheltenham13 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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CJW913 wrote a review Oct 2016
De Pere, Wisconsin1,074 contributions504 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Ernest R wrote a review Mar 2016
Antananarivo40 contributions10 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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