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
Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs
Lac Alaotra Gentle Lemur
Ring Tailed Lemur
Straw Colored Fruit Bat
Madagascan Birds There are some very unique bird species in Madagascar.
Madagascan Reptiles These reptiles have been around for a long time.
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.