Province: Antsiranana (Diégo-Suarez)
Protected area status: Integrated Nature Reserve
General location: Southeastern corner of Nosy Be
Location and Access: Southeaster corner of Nosy Be
Climate: Tropical forest
Average temperature: 26°C
Precipitation: 225 cm
Dominant ethnic group(s): Sakalava, Antakarana
Official web page: http://www.parcs-madagascar.com/lokobe/lokobe.htm
NASA satellite image of the Lokobe region:
Nosy Komba is the round island located just south of Nosy Be.
Pictures on this site were taken with a Konica Minolta
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A path to becoming a conservation scientist
(09/05/2014) The path to finding a career often involves twists and turns. Serendipity is important — one rarely anticipates what small events, chance occurrences, and seeds of inspiration will spur decisions that lead to pursuing one job or another. For Zuzana Burivalova, a PhD candidate based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), the road to becoming a tropical forest ecologist began as a child in a small Czech Republic village with a foldout children's book about rainforests.
New skeleton frog from Madagascar is already Critically Endangered
(08/20/2014) Sometimes all it takes is fewer clicks. Scientists have discovered a new species of frog from Madagascar that stuck out because it "clicked" less during calls than similar species. Unfortunately the scientists believe the new species—dubbed the Ankarafa skeleton frog—is regulated to a single patch of forest, which, despite protected status, remains hugely threatened.
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