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  • French consortium to develop Madagascar's biggest ever hydro project - News - GCR - GCR
    on June 3, 2019 at 7:00 am

    French consortium to develop Madagascar's biggest ever hydro project - News - GCR  GCRA framework agreement was signed last week for the construction of Madagascar's largest hydroelectric project between the country's government and a French ... […]

  • Madagascar measles continue decreasing trend - Outbreak News Today
    on May 25, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Madagascar measles continue decreasing trend  Outbreak News TodayBy Robert Herriman @bactiman63. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the measles epidemic in Madagascar continues to show a decreasing ... […]

  • The last chance for Madagascar's biodiversity - Phys.org
    on April 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    The last chance for Madagascar's biodiversity  Phys.orgIllegal logging in protected areas in Madagascar has damaged these globally important sites. Credit: Toby Smith Scientists from around the world have joined together to identify the most important actions needed by Madagascar's new government to prevent species and habitats being lost for ever. In January, Madagascar's recently-elected president, Andry Rajoelina, began his five-year term of office. A group of scientists from Madagascar, the UK, Australia, the USA and Finland have published a paper recommending actions needed by the new government to turn around the precipitous decline of bi... […]

  • Meet the mini frogs of Madagascar—the new species we’ve discovered - Quartz
    on March 30, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Meet the mini frogs of Madagascar—the new species we’ve discovered  QuartzMiniaturized frogs form a fascinating but poorly understood group of amphibians. They have been exceptionally prone to taxonomic underestimation because when frogs evolve small body size they start to look remarkably similar – so it is easy to underestimate how diverse they really are. As part of my PhD I have been studying frogs and reptiles on Madagascar, an island in the Indian Ocean that’s a little larger than mainland France. It has more than 350 frog species, giving it possibly the highest frog diversity per square kilometre of any country in the world. And many of these frogs are ver... […]

  • Warding off famine in drought-prone Madagascar with EU aid - Euronews English
    on March 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Warding off famine in drought-prone Madagascar with EU aid  Euronews EnglishMadagascar is in the grip of harsh climate change and after five years of extreme drought in the south it's now enduring a chronic food crisis. When the El Niño climate phenomenon hit the African island state in 2016 the outlook for farming worsened. Growth has now flatlined in the low income country and 1.3 million people in the south are severely food insecure, with some only one step away from famine. Last year the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that 20,000 children were acutely malnourished. When this happens a child's body breaks down fat and muscle t... […]

  • Can Tourism Save Madagascar Before It Destroys Itself? - The Daily Beast
    on March 24, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Can Tourism Save Madagascar Before It Destroys Itself?  The Daily BeastGetty It’s as if Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and André Breton had a dinner party during which they decided to design a country: There’s every chance that place might look like Madagascar. You only have to walk through a national park on the world’s fourth-largest island to see the “mad” in its name. You can see it in the towering octopus tree, its spindly cactus-like branches eerie in the low evening light of the spiny forest. You hear it from that conspiracy—yes, that is the group name—of lemurs squeaking in the trees (the lemur evolved solely on this isle and doesn’t exis... […]

  • Measles outbreak kills almost 1,000 children in Madagascar despite emergency vaccination scheme - The Independent
    on February 15, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Measles outbreak kills almost 1,000 children in Madagascar despite emergency vaccination scheme  The IndependentAt least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The number of deaths is based on official numbers, but these are likely to be very incomplete, as is the current total of infections, at 66,000, Dr Katrina Kretsinger of WHO’s expanded program on immunization told a news briefing. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that can cause complications including blindness and brain swelling and increase susceptibility to other diseases. Madagascar locust... […]

  • Tens of thousands infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar - CNN
    on February 7, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Tens of thousands infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar  CNNMeasles found Hasina Raharimandimby and her family. Over three heartbreaking days in late January, three of her young children died of the virus. "I miss taking them sweets and snacks for them whenever I came back home from work," she says. "We used to play and feed the birds near our home." Madagascar, the island nation off the coast of East Africa, has been hammered by its worst measles outbreak in decades. The secretary general of the ministry of health told CNN that more than 50,000 people have caught the disease since October 2018 and there have been more than 300 deaths -- mostly chil... […]

  • Madagascar facing devastating measles outbreak - CNN
    on February 7, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Madagascar facing devastating measles outbreak  CNNCNN's David McKenzie travels to Madagascar as the country experiences a massive measles outbreak, causing more than 300 deaths and 20,000 to become infected. ©2019 Cable News Network, Inc. A WarnerMedia Company. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Newly Discovered Gecko Species Is Extremely Good at Being a Leaf - Gizmodo
    on January 23, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Newly Discovered Gecko Species Is Extremely Good at Being a Leaf  GizmodoThe new species, Uroplatus finaritraPhoto: Mark D. Scherz As night falls on the lowland rainforests in Madagascar, dead, decaying leaves find new life, slowly unfurling in the vanishing light. But as four scaly feet and wide, unblinking eyes emerge from behind the crinkly veil, the leaves reveal their true identities: these are leaf-tailed geckos, unparalleled masters of disguise. Now, researchers have described a species of these secretive lizards totally new to science, discovered in a protected corner of the island. With charismatic lemurs, cat-like fossas, and prickly tenrecs, Madagasca... […]

 

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