Madagascar’s New Animal Haven

“Newly established Makira Natural Park is now Madagascar’s largest protected area. The hope is that the park will protect hundreds of unique species that live in the northeastern part of the island nation. Even the smallest of animal inhabitants, such as this tiny stump-tailed chameleon, stand to benefit. “This is truly a landmark in Madagascar’s ongoing commitment to protect its natural heritage,” said Cristián Samper, president and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, which has championed efforts to safeguard Makira for decades. ‘Makira Natural Park now represents the center of biodiversity conservation for the nation.'”

via Discovery News



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