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Madagascar is an island off the south-east coast of Africa. World renowned for producing high-quality vanilla beans and spices, it is truly a country of endless natural wonders. Approx. 85% of all plants and animals on the island are found nowhere else on earth! The most famous representatives of Madagascar’s wildlife, and its most playful, are the lemurs. With over 33 distinct species, ranging from the tiny mouse lemur (weighing 1 oz) to the forest canopy dwelling Indri (15lbs), the lemurs of Madagascar are almost as diverse as the natural landscape around them.

The people of Madagascar, known as the Malagasy, are as warm and welcoming as any other nationality known for its immense hospitality. With over twenty tribes from historically distinct geographical locations, Madagascar is uniquely rich in culture, history, and art. The estimated population of 22 million live on an island slightly smaller than the states of California and Oregon combined, making it the 4th largest island in the world.  For a wide range of great videos, photos, environmental research, as well as cultural and economic information, we suggest visiting some of the websites below.

Misoatra Betsaka! (Thank you very much!)

www.wildmadagascar.org
www.bbc.co.uk
www.worldbank.org
www.conservation.org