Madagascar Faces Biodiversity Crisis

The extinction risk faced by Madagascar's palms reflects the decline in forest cover and threatens not only the country's remarkable wildlife but the people too, experts say.

  • Madagascar:  Nation's Palms Near Extinction

    International Union for Conservation of Nature, 17 October 2012

    Eighty three percent of Madagascar's palms are threatened with extinction, putting the livelihoods of local people at risk – according to the latest update of The IUCN Red ... read more »

Madagascar's mountainous region.

  • Madagascar:  New Facility to Boost Biodiversity Research

    SciDev.Net, 2 August 2012

    A new teaching and research facility for biodiversity conservation has been set up close to the Madagascar rainforest at Ranomafana National Park, an area of huge natural ... read more »

  • Madagascar:  New Lease of Life for Endangered Species (press release)

    World Bank, 28 August 2012

    With technical support from Conservation International and the World Bank's BioCarbon Fund, a project is being designed to protect 370,032 hectares of rainforest in Madagascar. read more »

  • Madagascar:  Going the Way of the Dodo?

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 28 July 2010

    Vast portions of Madagascar's unique biodiversity could be lost - possibly forever, and at incalculable cost to ordinary Malagasy and the world - by the continued suspension of ... read more »

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