Entries for August 2012

Government of Madagascar Reaches Milestone with Creation of Nation’s Largest Protected Area

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(August 17, 2012) The Wildlife Conservation Society applauds the government of Madagascar for recently creating Makira Natural Park, now the island nation’s largest pro- tected area and home to the highest diversity of lemur species on the planet. Located in northeastern Madagascar, Makira Natural Park contains the coun- try’s largest swath of rainforest in an area covering 372,470 hectares. It is estimated that Makira, the adjacent Masoala National Park, and the rest of the Antongil Bay watershed tog...