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Rare Tortoises Face Extinction In Madagascar

Eco Friendly Daily

Madagascar is an island of unique flora and fauna. The endemic radiated tortoise , spider tortoise , flat-tailed tortoise , and Madagascar big-headed turtle are also under severe threat. Other environmental issues affecting Madagascar include deforestation, which leads to soil erosion and habitat loss, pollution, and desertification. Environment endangered reptiles Madagascar tortoises

The Witch’s Pantry: Make your own Madagascar Vanilla Extract. {Recipe}

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Madecasse Chocolate: Deliciously Ethical from Madagascar

Eco Chic

A cocoa farmer in Madagascar (that’s a cocoa fruit he’s eating, the flesh is delicious, and the seeds are what cocoa is made from). The company was started by three Peace Corps volunteers, Brett, Tim and Joe, who worked in Madagascar, and not only is it Fair Trade, but Joe told me, “we make the entire bar there, from training and empowering farmers to tying the raffia tie on the packaging.&#.

Walking Across Madagascar to Promote Wildlife Awareness


This week a team of adventurers will attempt to become the first expedition to walk the entire width of Madagascar from the east coast to the west in a daunting three week feat of endurance. Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island and although it attracts thousands of tourists each year, in recent times it has suffered a bad press due to violent civil unrest in 2009 and an

Study: Madagascar’s Rosewood Forests Need International Protection

Eco Friendly Daily

Madagascar is one of the world’s greatest treasures when it comes to biodiversity. Experts have calculated that of all species on Madagascar, seventy-five percent occur nowhere else on Earth. In terms of species of plants, it is estimated that approximately ninety percent of all the plant species on Madagascar, which number near 14,000, occur nowhere else on the planet either. Of grave concern in Madagascar is the loss of forest.

World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

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Organizations Investigate Illegal Logging In Madagascar; Majority Of Demand From China

Eco Friendly Daily

Madagascar is home to dozens of species which are found nowhere else on the planet. Unfortunately, Madagascar is also home to immense illegal logging. Due to this, Madagascar’s national parks service requested the Environmental Investigation Agency and Global Witness to investigate the illegal logging. The logging is thought to stem from the high demand for the wood and the political upheaval in Madagascar.

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 18

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In case you didn’t get your fill of all things green yesterday: In Madagascar , political instability may have led to increased rates of deforestation. Africa Animals China Environmental News Green Living Insects Policy The Green Buzz United States Ask Umbra bees bees and HIV China Pollution clothing recycling Conservation Magazine deforestation energy consumption Grist Inhabitat Madagascar Mongabay Treehugger

Must-Have Summer Skirts and Clutches from Fair Fashion Boutique Sarafina

Eco Chic

She created eco fashion boutique Sarafina as a way to channel her love of fashion, and promote fair wage jobs and safe working conditions in low income countries such as India, Madagascar, and Uganda. Sarafina also offers beautiful fair wage clutches made in Madagascar and jewelry from Uganda. Fair Fashion eco boutique eco fashion fair fashion Fair Trade fair wage India madagascar ugandaBita in a Sarafina skirt.

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The dirty side of the British Royal Wedding

Green Blog

A while back, in an article about a bizarre scheme to let people in Britain offset their carbon emissions by paying for birth control in Madagascar, I wrote: I might take this a little more seriously if the money were used to reduce the birth rate among rich Brits. Landcare doesn’t say so, but in one day the Royal family was responsible for pumping more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than 67,700 people in Madagascar produce in an entire year.

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Daily demand and supply: the vanilla shortage

Environmental Economics

The Onion: Top vanilla producer Madagascar is experiencing a shortage of the plant due to rising global demand for natural flavorings, potentially leading to a spike in ice cream prices this summer. What do you think? “I I have this six-year-old bottle of extract in my cupboard, if that helps things.”    Don Buckley,  Systems Analyst. Edy’s can gouge me all they want for that real slow-churned stuff.”    Chet Baisell,  Unemployed. “We

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Happy Arbor Day – 5 of the World’s Most Beautiful Trees

Hug a Tree with Me

5: Madagascar Baobabs Tree. Founded by a Nebraskan politician by the name of Julius Morton, the very first arbor day took place in 1872. This day for the trees was formed to be an inspiration and a reminder to nurture, plant and celebrate trees of all kind. Without our leafy-kin, life as we know it will cease to exist – trees provide the oxygen that we breathe and detox the air of pollution. They provide crop, shelter, shade and cool.

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Auction for Massive Fossilized Egg Could Reach $45,000


Christie’s has announced that it will auction off a rare sub-fossilized egg from the extinct Madagascar Elephant Bird – which at over 10 feet tall, was once the world’s largest Read More The post Auction for Massive Fossilized Egg Could Reach $45,000 appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Sonar Mapping and Whale Stranding Linked


An independent scientific review panel has concluded that the mass stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar in 2008 was primarily triggered by acoustic stimuli, more specifically, a multi-beam echosounder system operated by a survey vessel contracted by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production (Northern Madagascar) Limited.

Global Warning – Shift of habitats

Eco Friendly Daily

Studies conducted in the mountains of Madagascar through light on this new development. Animal species that live on the lower slopes of the mountains of Madagascar’s Tsaratanana Massif, have shifted base upwards on account of increase in global temperatures. The extinction of 3 species of reptiles and amphibians found in Madagascar’s mountainous regions is predicted between the periods 2050 to 2100.

One of the World's Tiniest Reptiles


Reuters report that they have found one of four types of tiny chameleons in Madagascar. The miniature lizard - "Brookesia micra" - reaches a maximum length of 29mm, and was discovered by a team of German and American researchers on the island of Nosy Hara, just off the northern coast of Madagascar. It is beleived to be among the smallest reptiles in the world.

Honolulu Hawaii Map

Conservation Hawaii

A printed map and tour are provided at the gate and there is no charge to walk among the gardens desert landscape that includes arid plants native to Hawaii Africa and Madagascar.

Filling in the mystery of the newly discovered ghost whale

Green Prophet

In 2013, Cerchio discovered a resident population of Omura’s off the northwest coast of Madagascar. He has been investigating and assessing the biology and conservation status of Omura’s whales off the northwest coast of Madagascar and also the highly endangered humpback whale population in the Arabian Sea. The map on where to find the world’s most newly discovered large whale species is rapidly beginning to be filled in.

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New Species Found, Nearing Extinction

Eco Friendly Daily

Madagascar is a hotbed for species, especially species found nowhere else on the planet. There are dozens upon dozens of species of every variety that call only Madagascar home. The species is being called the Durrell’s vontsira, closely related to the brown-tailed vontsira which is also found on Madagascar. Now scientists have discovered a new species on the island, a species which is already considered in danger of extinction.

Richard Branson Creating Lemur Refuge On Moskito Island


First on Branson’s list is the importation of 30 endangered Madagascar ring-tailed lemurs from zoos in South Africa, Sweden and Canada. “We’ve been helping to try and preserve lemurs, and sadly in Madagascar because of the government being overthrown the space for lemurs is getting less and less,&# Sir Richard told BBC News from his Caribbean property. Moskito Island is back in the news!

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 14

Conservancy Talk

Cultivation of sea cucumbers leads to conservation efforts in Madagascar ( National Geographic ). Near extinct Philippine Eagle found to be thriving elsewhere in the Philippines – queue the R. Kelly track, “I believe I can fly.” ” National bird of the Philippines found nesting in previously unknown region, leads to conservation effort ( ABS-CBN ). The joys of teaching conservation to kids while fishing. Gannet).

What Is Megafauna: The Definition and Examples of Living and Extinct Species


Madagascar’s elephant bird was just three meters tall and weighed 730 kilograms (1,600 pounds). Megafauna are the planet’s largest animals.

Most of us are urbanites, new UN study

Green Prophet

On a national level, the figure of population in the hinterlands rises above 5 percent in only three countries with populations greater than 10 million: Madagascar, Niger and Zimbabwe. A town in the Faroe Islands. Rural, but pushing on urban, finds new UN study.

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Plastic from Methane, Toxic Toads & Robo-Crocodiles

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Asian common toad — newly arrived in Madagascar — is toxic to many native species of predators. Un-princely: Toxic toads are threatening ecological disaster in Madagascar. Though the newcomers are not yet widespread, researchers urge quick action to prevent an ecological crisis. Photo credit: Thomas Brown /Flickr via a Creative Commons license. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

Dubai exposed as major wildlife trafficking hub [video]

Green Prophet

Posing as a wildlife dealer, Chao met with traffickers in Madagascar, Malaysia and Thailand, shadowy figures with keen knowledge of major airports’ security procedures. They know that if they can get something from Madagascar to Dar Es Salaam and then through to Dubai, they can quickly pick up another plane within a few hours, bypassing the need for an xray check,” Chao said.

REVOLUTION: Facts & Figures from the Documentary

Environmental News Network

Filmed over four years in locations spanning 15 countries, from the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea to the rainforests in Madagascar, REVOLUTION is the response to the pleas of leading scientists who insist that by the middle of this century, we could have no fish in the sea, no coral reefs, no rainforests and a planet that can’t sustain many forms of life. Fact: Madagascar has already lost 90% of its forest. Need something to do tomorrow in order to celebrate Earth Day?

Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance


Cape Floristic Region, Southern Tip of South Africa Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa, Eastern Coast of Africa Horn of Africa, Northeastern Africa Madagascar, Southeast Coast of Africa Indian Ocean Islands, Comoros, Mauritius, and Seychelles, Surrounding Madagascar Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany, Southeastern Coast of South Africa Succulent Karoo, Coastal Region of South Africa Guinean Forests of West Africa, Coastal Western Africa.

Endangered Species Print Project: Adorably Hip Eco Art

Eco Chic

The Endangered Species Print Project is a range of limited edition art prints featuring animals like the Panamanian Golden Frog, the Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat and the Madagascar Fish Eagle, and 100% of the sales are donated to conservation organizations. Sales from the Indri Lemur print go to The Madagascar Fauna Group, Vancouver Island Marmot sales benefit The Marmot Recovery Foundation and so on. They’re cute. They’re modern. They’re affordable. And, they save animals.

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Top 10 New Species of 2009

Green Earth Journey

Tahina spectabilis, growing at its only known site in western Madagascar) Photos courtesy of John Dransfield Name: Tahina spectabilis Common Name: Tahina Palm Family: Arecaceae How it made the Top 10 : A gigantic new species and genus of palm with fewer than 100 individuals found only in a small area of northwestern Madagascar. Each year the IISE announces a list of the Top 10 New Species for the preceding calendar year.

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Guitar Giant Admits To Acquiring Illegal Timber; Company Fined By U.S.

Eco Friendly Daily

The raid in 2009 was due to the government suspecting the company of importing illegal wood cut in Madagascar. Ebony and rosewood from Madagascar is also preferred, however, these species are not able to be exported due to the aforementioned environmental pressures. Guitar connoisseurs will tell you that different woods create a different sound and not surprisingly sound is very important to guitars.

Shining a light on #EarthHour2016

Green Prophet

Thousands of wood-saving stoves were distributed to families in Madagascar. Earth Hour is upon us. It comes every year on Saturday 19 March, as the clock strikes 8:30 PM around the globe. It’s a worldwide movement that aims to unite the global community on a broad range of environmental issues, working on a grassroots level to enact mass behavioral change. Join the fun by turning off non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for your commitment to the planet.

Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains. Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions – particularly rainfall shortages in Africa – acutely affecting food availability and access for millions of people, a quarterly report by the United Nations says.

Waves, Glaciers, Streams and Waterfalls : 11 Mindblowing (and Meditative) Images of Water

Eco Chic

Fishermen paddle the waters looking for the morning catch off the coast of Nosy Be, Madagascar. A turquoise crater lake inside Mount Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia. The steaming vent in the centre indicates a still active volcano lies below its surface. Water sustains all life. Without it we wouldn’t exist. It also produces some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world—from immense oceans, to cascading waterfalls and reflective lakes.

Masdar Blows a Fresh Breeze to the Seychelle Islands

Green Prophet

They are an archipelago of sparsely inhabited islands off the coast of Africa north of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Not content with their ambitious achievements in Abu Dhabi, now Masdar is spreading clean energy worldwide.

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7 Resources for Natural History Nerds

Nature Conservancy - Science

To me, the frog, native to Madagascar, sounds like a rubber-soled shoe squeaking on a hardwood floor, but that’s me. Hello, bones from a 16-inch “devil frog” from Madagascar and vertebrae from Titanaboa. This post feels a little bit like a confession. Hi, my name is Cara and I’m a natural history nerd.

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The Other Home Court Advantage

Eco Friendly Daily

The money – $290 per player – is invested in clean energy projects such as hydro-electric and biomass technologies in India, Indonesia and Madagascar. Over the next month, the Boston Bruins will fly to Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Columbus, Chicago, Nashville and Philadelphia to compete at “away games.”

Beyond Birding by Ear: Understanding Bird Alarm Calls

Nature Conservancy - Science

Chameleons in Madagascar scuttle for cover when a paradise flycatcher yells “hawk!”. One of the most satisfying aspects of birding can be learning to identify the songs and calls of different bird species. Beyond identifying bird species by song, there is a deeper level of understanding that you can achieve. This is to actually understand what the birds are saying. I had a fleeting moment of bird language comprehension during a research project on willets.

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CNN: The Sixth Mass Global Extinction has arrived

Green Prophet

These include Oregon bumble bees, Central American rain forest amphibians like tree frogs; and coral reefs off the coast of Madagascar. Whether it’s disappearing elephant herds in Botswana, dying coral reefs in Australia, or near silence of small tropical tree frogs in a Central American rain forest, the vanishing of animal and plant species all over the world is finally being directly attributed to manmade causes.

Monumental portraits of the world’s oldest trees (PHOTOS)

Green Prophet

Moon explored the baobabs of Madagascar, sometimes called “upside-down trees” because of their disproportionately slim branches atop massive trunk structures. Photographer Beth Moon spent 14 years traveling to almost every continent taking pictures of the world’s oldest trees. Sixty of the resulting photos – printed with luminous results using a labor-intensive platinum/palladium process – form her book Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time (Abbeville Press).

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No Schoolgirls Here: Study’s Autumn 2011 Collection at NY Fashion Week

Eco Chic

James used a variety of fabrics in her collection, including organic cottons and alpacas, but also tried out some less-known materials, including a recycled ultrasuede and an ethereal fabric made from wild silkworm cocoons from Madagascar (the material was introduced to the designer by Summer Rayne Oakes, through her eco fabrics resource, Source4Style ). The theme was reminicent of the first days of class, but Tara St.

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