Wild Madagascar: Madagascar. the world's 4th largest island


Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island -- about size the size of Texas or France -- and has been isolated from the African mainland for over 160 million years. The country is home to some 17,000,000 people in addition to some of the planet's most unique biodiversity.

Madagascar is a land like no other. An island roughly the size of Texas or France, Madagascar is home to more than 250,000 species of which 70% are found nowhere else on the globe.

OVERVIEW
Madagascar maps
History
Frequently asked questions on Madagascar
Places in Madagascar
Madagascar terminology
Economy
People
Geography
Government
Communications, Transportation, Military
Information from the U.S. Library of Congress

PEOPLE
Overview
History
Culture
Ethnic groups
Langauge

WILDLIFE
Birds
Fish
Frogs
Invertebrates
Lemurs
Mammals
Reptiles

FLORA
Flora
Ecosystems in Madagascar
Map showing land cover / vegetation types in Madagascar
Ecosystems in Madagascar - by park
Forest types in Madagascar
Forest classification table for Madagascar

CONSERVATION
Parks in Madagascar
Madagascar's Parks Service
Threats to Madagascar's environment
Saving Madagascar's environment
Rehabilitating ecosystems in Madagascar
What happened to Madagascar's megafauna
Conservation plan for Madagascar
Funding conservation initiatives in Madagascar
Ecotourism hints
Being an ethical traveler
Guides in Madagascar

NEWS
News articles

More Background on Madagascar:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS:
Introduction
Country
Country Profile
Society.html
Economy
Transportation and Telecommunications
Government and Politics
National Security
Physical Environment
Climate
Education
Public Health
The Economy
Structural Adjustment
National Accounts and Budget
Balance of Payments and Debt
Traditional Agriculture
Agricultural Production
Industrial Development
Foreign Trade
Transportation and Telecommunications
Government and Politics
The Fokonolona and Traditional Governance
Foreign Relations
Strategic Considerations
Historical Interest
Security Concerns
Armed Forces in National Life
The Military and the Government
Forces Armées Populaires
State Security Services
Training and Morale
Foreign Military Assistance
Penal System
Human Rights
Bibliography
Appendix. Tables
Glossary

CIA:
Geography
People
Government
Economy
Communications
Transportation
Military
Transnational Issues


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Beautifully illustrated with full color photographs throughout, Madagascar Wildlife is a celebration of the unique fauna of a remarkable island and the perfect accompaniment to Bradt's popular general travel guide, Madagascar.




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