Working in southeast Madagascar, this U.K.-based charity funds
sustainable development projects that strive to make nature conservation worth the while of
local villagers. See Get Real about volunteering for 10-week placements on the island.
David Parks and Larry Barnes captured their 1993 Madagascar trip on film. Relive their visits to the spiny desert and the rainforest. Examine two-tone millipedes, golden frogs, and assassin bugs. Concise and informative captions accompany wonderful photographs.
Track wolf telemetry data by searching through the Center's online telemetry database or downloading database software that allows you to search and sort telemetry data. Database information includes dates and times of readings as well as the type of fix (aerial, visual, ground), description of location, wolf's activity at time of sighting, and more.
BooksThe Eighth Continent: Life, Death, and Discovery in the Lost World of Madagascar
by Peter Tyson.
New York: William Morrow, 2000.
In this general popular book, NOVA Online Producer Peter Tyson journeys through the far reaches of Madagascar with top researchers, including Luke Dollar and Patricia Wright, plumbing scientific and cultural mysteries.
Lemurs of the Lost World: Exploring the Forests and Crocodile Caves of Madagascar
by Jane Wilson.
London: Impact Books, 1990.
Wilson, a physician and lemur expert who served on two expeditions to the Ankarana Reserve in the 1980s, gives a delightful and highly personal account of her teams' adventures there.
Lemurs of Madagascar
by Russell A. Mittermeier, Ian Tattersall, William R. Konstant, David M. Meyers, and Roderic B. Mast.
Washington, D.C.: Conservation International, 1994.
A comprehensive and readable guide to Madagascar's 32 species and more than 50 taxa of lemurs. Includes chapters on the extinct giant lemurs, conservation concerns, and more.
Madagascar: A World Out of Time
by Frans Lanting.
New York: Aperture, 1990.
This is a truly mouth-watering book of photographs shot by famed photographer Frans Lanting. Includes fascinating essays on the island's natural and cultural history by primatologist Alison Jolly and cultural anthropologist John Mack.
Madagascar & Comoros
by Paul Greenway.
Oakland, Calif.: Lonely Planet, 1997.
A thorough, extremely user-friendly guidebook to Madagascar and the neighboring Comoros Islands. Includes color photographs and dozens of maps.
Through the Earthwatch Institute, Luke Dollar and Patricia Wright will lead research expeditions to Madagascar in summer and fall 2000 that you can join as a paying volunteer. In the Ankarafantsika reserve, site of the largest patch of tropical dry forest remaining in Madagascar, Dollar will capture, collar, and radiotrack the island's elusive carnivores, including the fossa. Wright, for her part, will continue her ten-year study of the Milne-Edwards' sifaka, a beautiful black-and-white lemur found in the rainforests of Ranomafana National Park. For more information on these projects and how to join them, see http://www.earthwatch.org.
Pioneer, an arm of Azafady, a London-based nonprofit organization working on humanitarian and
sustainable development projects in Madagascar, offers ten-week placements for volunteers to
work in southeastern Madagascar near Fort Dauphin. Team members assist conservation biology
and sustainable development projects out of Pioneer's research and development station in the
traditional fishing village of Ste Luce. See
http://www.madagascar.co.uk/pages/g_i_volunteer.html for more details.
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