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To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Protect Nature

To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Protect Nature

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 28, 2020 0

Spreading around the world at the speed of light, COVID-19 has now infected more than 2.5 million people and killed almost 177,000. Although the virus’s origins are still a little murky, it’s highly likely

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The New Mini Frogs of Madagascar

The New Mini Frogs of Madagascar

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 11, 2020 0

More than 350 types of frogs live in Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. The nation stretches across 226,917 square miles (approximately the size of France or Texas) off

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Are Mangroves your Next Destination?

Are Mangroves your Next Destination?

Hannah Wagner July 10, 2019 0

They should be! A recent study by The Nature Conservancy revealed the benefits of tourism on mangrove forests. Though they are not always the star of the show, mangrove forests are widely visited by

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From Research to Ranomafana: <br> Lemur Conservation in Madagascar

From Research to Ranomafana:
Lemur Conservation in Madagascar

Emily Goodheart Kautz February 21, 2019 0

I sat in the middle of the woods, waterproof notebook in hand, the pitter patter of raindrops falling around me. Out of the corner of my eye, a red ruffed lemur popped its long

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Fifteen Fascinating Facts About Lemurs

Fifteen Fascinating Facts About Lemurs

Emily Goodheart Kautz January 28, 2019 0

1. Lemurs are found only on the island of Madagascar, located about 250 miles off the coast of Africa, and the Comoro Islands, a volcanic archipelago just to the northwest. 2. Lemurs rafted to

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Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 22, 2019 3

Being an inveterate introvert, I avoid large crowds—well, really, even groups of people numbering 15 or more—like the plague. Yet the places that call to me are some of the most jam-packed because they

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Madagascar’s Wild, Wild West

Madagascar’s Wild, Wild West

Natural Habitat Adventures December 24, 2018 0

Madagascar is the most unique place I’ve ever been. Geographically, biologically, culturally—it is so isolated and truly seems to operate in a vacuum. This African island was once blanketed almost entirely by forest, and

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Memories of Madagascar

Memories of Madagascar

Natural Habitat Adventures November 29, 2018 0

We were hiking in Andasibe National Park when we came upon this gray bamboo lemur. Gray bamboo lemurs are vertical climbers, and they jump from stalk to stalk in thick bamboo forests. But this

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