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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:51:41 GMT

A New Report Says We're Hunting the World's Mammals to Death. What Can Be Done?  -  Smithsonian
The report is an important first step in synthesizing the literature from so many different places, says Christopher Golden, a research scientist at Harvard University who studies the impact of hunting on human health in the island country of ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:29:54 GMT

Mystery of Tropical Human Parasite Swimming Solved by Stanford Researchers  -  Infection Control Today
These are members of the Prakash lab in Madagascar studying the larvae that cause schistosomiasis. Courtesy of Saad Bhamla. For several years Manu Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering, has gone to field sites to test new, low-cost ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:35:50 GMT

Where to go in 2017 – hottest adventure destinations revealed  -  Travel Daily Media (press release) (registration) (blog)
MADAGASCAR – G Adventures' sales to Madagascar are up 25% year-on-year, and the country is experiencing a comeback from recent years of diplomatic and financial isolation, with foreign investment helping improve infrastructure. In late 2015, the United ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:05:15 GMT

Prayers, poop and bulletproof potions: The life of a cow in the Bara tribe  -  CNN International
(CNN) Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, possesses one of its most fascinating ecosystems. It is home to 200,000 known animal and plant species, and 20 different ethnic groups. But this is a story of one animal and one ethnic group ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:44:18 GMT

'Nothing prepares you': Hampshire man takes 5000 mile trek to improve water supplies in Madagascar  -  Daily Echo
EVERY day we wash, brush our teeth, use the toilet and drink clean water without giving a second thought to how lucky we are. But for millions of people around the world, access to water suitable for drinking and sanitation is a basic human right that ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:06:26 GMT
Statement of United Nations Special Rapporteur John H. Knox on the conclusion of his mission to Madagascar  -  Reliefweb
Today, I concluded my mission to Madagascar, which began on 25 October. During my visit, I met with a wide range of people, including government ministers and officials, civil society organizations, academics, agencies of the United Nations, and the ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:46:24 GMT

11 incredible facts about lemurs  -  Mother Nature Network (blog)
About 94 percent of all lemur species have a threatened status on the IUCN Red List, including 49 listed as Endangered and 24 listed as Critically Endangered. Lemurs face an array of dangers across Madagascar, the only place where they exist in the wild.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:25:45 GMT
L'Expert de l'ONU exhorte les grands émetteurs à agir maintenant pour aider les pays vulnérable s comme Madagascar  -  Organisation de la Presse Africaine (Communiqué de presse) (Blog)
Le Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur les droits de l'homme et l'environnement, M. John H. Knox, a appelé aujourd'hui les principaux émetteurs dans le monde à agir sans tarder pour aider les pays vulnérables comme Madagascar afin d'éviter les ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:05:28 GMT

Madagascar's children reaping rewards from FIBA Foundation's development project  -  FIBA
Macau Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico MKD Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar. N. Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New ...
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:57:54 GMT

Grand Sud of Madagascar: Humanitarian and early recovery needs still to be funded  -  Reliefweb
Antananarivo, 29 October 2016 – Like the rest of the Southern African region, Madagascar has been affected by two successive years of drought, worsened by the El Nino phenomenon since September 2015. This has negatively and deeply impacted the ...