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Marotandrano Special Reserve, Madagascar



Position:
16°20'S 48°50'E, elevation 1660 meters

Datemark:
October 2004


Mission:
Join native and international scientists to collect multimedia material on the people, forests and wildlife of Madagascar

Under Auspices of:
Radio Netherlands; WBUR-Boston; the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Transport:
Commercial Air to Antananarivo, Madagascar; 4-wheel vehicle to trailhead; half-day walk to research site

Results:
Radio documentary; radio features; reporter interviews; website

SYPNOPSIS
Madagascar, the big island off the east coast of Africa, is considered one of the most important “hotspots” for biodiversity on the planet. Eighty percent of Madagascar’s plants and animals exist nowhere else on Earth. But its forests, the home of most of the island’s wildlife, are only 20% the size of what they were before humans arrived about 800 years ago.


  • Visit Fantastic Forests: The Balance Between Nature and People of Madagascar, Dan’s micro website on  Madagascar
  • Listen to Noah’s Raft: Saving Madagascar’s Wildlife without the Ark, distributed by Radio Netherlands and broadcast on Living on Earth
  • Read more