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A Malagasy Community Wins Global Recognition For Saving Its Lake

This article was written by Malavika Vyawahare and published on the 18 November 2020 in Mongabay. Malavika describes the work undertaken by a community association to improve the health of the ecosystem of a wetland.  The organization won the Equator Prize in the category “Nature for Water.” A community association charged with managing Lake Andranobe … Continue reading A Malagasy Community Wins Global Recognition For Saving Its Lake

Sapphire miners overrun newly-established park in Madagascar

By Andreea Campeanu / Agence France-Presse Knee-deep in muddy water, a 10-year-old child and a woman with braided hair lean over a large sieve, washing earth and rocks, their eyes clenched against the filthy splashing water. They are among the thousands of panners hoping to strike it rich on a recently discovered seam of sapphires, … Continue reading Sapphire miners overrun newly-established park in Madagascar

New assessment finds 91% of lemur species threatened with extinction

By Mongabay 94 of the world’s 103 lemur species are at risk of extinction according to a new assessment by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released by the group’s Species Survival Commission during a workshop this week. Lemurs, a group of primates that is endemic to the island of Madagascar, are threatened … Continue reading New assessment finds 91% of lemur species threatened with extinction