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Entries for February 2015

Why is so little attention paid to Madagascar’s incredible wildlife?

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Why is so little attention paid to Madagascar’s incredible wildlife?
(February 11, 2015) Madagascar is home to 5% of global biodiversity and the second highest number of threatened mammals in the world – yet even cartoon lemurs in the movie of the same name seem to receive more public attention and cash

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Stand for Trees initiative allows the on-line purchase of carbon credits from the Makira Carbon Project

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Stand for Trees initiative allows the on-line purchase of carbon credits from the Makira Carbon Project
(February 11, 2015) Operating in the area since 1993, the Wildlife Conservation Society and Madagascar's Ministry of the Environment and Forests began creation of the Makira project in 2003, to safeguard one of the largest remaining rainforests in Madagascar.

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Government of Madagascar Creates Country’s First Shark Sanctuary

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Government of Madagascar Creates Country’s First Shark Sanctuary
(February 10, 2015) New York (February 3, 2015) – The Government of Madagascar has created the country’s first marine sanctuary for sharks as part of a new law to safeguard the country’s marine resources and the communities that rely on them, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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Links between malaria nets and overfishing in East Africa

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Links between malaria nets and overfishing in East Africa
(February 09, 2015) BANGWEULU WETLANDS, Zambia — Out here on the endless swamps, a harsh truth has been passed down from generation to generation: There is no fear but the fear of hunger.

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The REAL penguin of Madagascar

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(February 09, 2015) It has been a decade since viewers first encountered the popular penguins of the crowd-pleasing Madagascar movie franchise. In the 2005 hit, the penguins eventually find their way to the island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean along with their old friends from the Central Park Zoo: a zebra, lion, giraffe, and a hippo who accidentally got dropped off there. Adventures ensue, the running joke being that these visitors are all out of place on Madagascar, as indeed they are. Or are they?

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