Madagascar: Conservationists Sound Alarm
Conservationists say armed gangs have been sweeping the countryside and are driving Madagascar's tortoises to extinction.
Hunger is forcing desperate families to break ancient taboos and eat lemurs as well as other bush meat - pushing some flagship species to the brink of extinction.
Radio France Internationale, 16 April 2011
Conservationists say a 'Tortoise Mafia' is driving Madagascar's tortoises to extinction. Armed gangs of up to 100 have been sweeping the countryside for their slow-moving prey. read more »