Posts from the ‘wildlife’ Category

discoverynews:

Madagascar’s New Animal Haven

The 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.

Makira Natural Park now represents the center of biodiversity conservation for the nation.

there are more cool animals…

The best part about preserves in Madagascar is that the ports will close before any epidemic can reach them.

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guardian:

The life and times of Lonesome George

Lonesome George, the last of the Pinta island giant tortoises and a conservation icon, has died of unknown causes. He was believed to be about 100 years old. He was found in 1972 and become a symbol of the Galápagos Islands. His species helped Charles Darwin formulate his theory of evolution in the 19th century

Photographs: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images & Reuters

What a sad day indeed and not just for tortoises.