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  • MadagascarBiodiversity and more…
  • The biodiversity of Madagascar The biodiversity of Madagascar is unique in many ways. 80% of Madagascar’s animal population is found nowhere else on earth. This long lost island has history that we have just begun to uncover. It used to be a part of a supercontinent before breaking off of Africa, India, Antartica
  • Mammals of MadagascarThe mammals of Madagascar are found nowhere else on earth for most species.
  • Giant Striped Mongoose
  • Aye-Aye
  • Crowned Lemur
  • Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs
  • Fox-Marked Lemurs
  • Indri
  • Lac Alaotra Gentle Lemur
  • Ring Tailed Lemur
  • Silky Sifaka
  • True Lemurs
  • Tenrecs
  • Straw Colored Fruit Bat
  • Eupleridae
  • Fossa
  • Madagascan Birds There are some very unique bird species in Madagascar.
  • Greater Flamingo
  • Lesser Flamingo
  • Elephant Birds
  • Pigeon
  • Eleonora’s Falcon
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Common Moorhen
  • Barn Owl
  • Sand Martin
  • Swallow
  • Grey Heron
  • Madagascan Reptiles These reptiles have been around for a long time.
  • Radiated Tortoise
  • Nile Crocodile
  • Chameleons
  • Lambord’s Chameleon
  • Giraffe Weevil
  • Madagascan Arachnids
  • Madagascan Plant Life
  • Problems AffectingMadagascar and Biodiversity Madagascar is one of the nations poorest countries and therefore it is struggling with biodiversity.
  • Biodiversity problems cont. 1) Deforestation and Habitat Destruction 2) Agricultural Fires 3) Erosion and soil Degradation 4) Overexploitation of living resources 5) Introduction of alien species
  • Solutions The Madagascan people could use other means of getting resources. They could use knowledge of the land to save and protect the animals. They could also plant trees and plants that they take out to replenish the land and homes of the animals.
  • Sources http://www.wildmadagascar.org/conserv ation/threats.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/places/Ma dagascar http://www.wikipedia.org