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Adult Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches Are The Creepy Pets Nobody Wants To Get As A Gift

Jason Lazarus January 31, 2017 207<p>Have your kids hit that adorable stage wherein every three words out of their precious paycheck-devouring mouths …

The picture that shows a hidden crisis: Malnutrition in Madagascar

How old are the two boys pictured? To the uninformed observer, this could be an older brother with his younger sibling. But Sitraka and Miranto were …

Madagascar

MH370: New evidence links personal belongings found on Madagascar beach to wreckage - PM - ABC Radio

A group representing the families of passengers and crew on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has revealed new evidence linking more than …

The Undiscovered Rainbow Market of Madagascar

<i>I</i>t was love at first sight when I first spotted them gently blowing in the ocean wind, the rainbow of colours and intricate textures changing as they …

'Like nowhere else': Madagascar casts a spell over Simon Reeve

The country’s mix of cultures, bizarre food, taboos and unique wildlife leaves the TV presenter gobsmacked<p><b>I was completely gobsmacked by Madagascar when I first arrived in 2006</b>, as part of a televised tour around the Tropic of Capricorn. It’s like nowhere else on Earth. The only place I can compare …

Madagascar's prime minister and cabinet resign

Madagascar’s president has accepted the resignation of Jean Ravelonarivo and his government<p>Madagascar’s prime minister has resigned along with his cabinet, an official at the president’s office said on Friday, without giving an explanation.<p>“The president has accepted the resignation of [the] prime …

Madagascar's Last Paradise FULL

Why Booming Demand Is Making Vanilla Taste Worse

There’s nothing plain about the vanilla market.<p>The price of the bean used to flavor everything from ice cream and chocolate to cola and pastries more …

How is Basketball Like Coding? Ask the Kids at This Madagascar Tech Camp

A Malagasy camp for kids is operating its sports meets tech project on a shoestring budget.<p>On Saturday mornings, Patrick Andriamahenina takes a group of 14 excited Malagasy kids through their basketball paces. But these are no ordinary lessons: Most have never touched a basketball before, and …

Humans settled, set fire to Madagascar’s forests 1,000 years ago

There's no question that our species has had a dramatic impact on the planet's physical environment, particularly over the last few centuries, with …

Family holidays in Madagascar: the call of the weird

'I’m sorry,” I protest, “but I still can’t see it.” The blotchy forest mosaic swims before my eyes. It feels like I’m failing one of those colour blindness test – the ones where you’re supposed to find hidden numbers in a pattern.<p>“But it’s right in front of you,” insists our guide Lalaina. “Look.” …

This Picturesque Island Graveyard Is the Final Resting Place of Dozens of Notorious Pirates

<i>Atlas Obscura onSlateis a blog about the world’s hidden wonders. Like us onFacebookandTumblr, or follow us on Twitter.</i><p>On the small island of Ile …

Madagascar's Mesmerizing Capital: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Antananarivo

It’s old. It’s hot. It’s hard to say three times real fast. As the capital of Madagascar, there’s plenty to discover in the large and picturesque …

The Pirate Cemetery

This picturesque island graveyard is the final resting place of dozens of notorious pirates.<p>On the small island of Ile Sainte-Marie, four miles off …

Madagascar Odyssey

I would be dishonest if I did not admit that my husband and I started on this journey without more than a little trepidation. Madagascar was not on our "bucket list."<p>I would be dishonest if I did not admit that my husband and I started on this journey without more than a little trepidation. …

Southern Africa

Why does Madagascar go without humanitarian help?

Madagascar is the fourth biggest island in the world, famous for its beautiful beaches, thousands of plants and exotic animals that exist nowhere else on earth, and for being the world’s leading producer of vanilla. Many are also familiar with Madagascar through the popular DreamWorks animation …

UN agencies warn of deteriorating food security in Southern Madagascar

The UN agencies also announced deliverance of a number of programmes in the country with an aim to eliminate hunger, improve nutrition, promote …

Madagascar Faces Unique Challenges in Food Crisis

Aid officials say severe food shortages are sweeping southern Africa, affecting 27 million people in the region.<p>But in this big swath of Africa, one …

THINK AGAIN: Sorry Madagascar, your problems aren't hot enough

2015-10-07<p>Madagascar is world famous. Mention the island, the planet’s fourth largest, and most people think of its astonishing biodiversity, its …

Photos: The small town in Madagascar that is crazy about karaoke

Manakara is a nondescript town on the south-eastern coast of Madagascar.<p>During the day, most of its residents either work on rice or coffee plantations, or go treasure hunting for bits of gold and sapphire in the rivers and mountains that surround it. With a population of 60,000 people in a country …

Plantations

Madagascar's Love Affair with Ravitoto

<i>We never said ravitoto was pretty (credit).</i><p>Though relatively unknown in the West, cassava, also called manioc or yucca, has long been an important …

Madagascar's bizarre natural wonder

Accessible only by boat and known to few travellers, Organ Pipes bears an uncanny resemblance to Northern Ireland’s spectacular Giant’s Causeway.

Siblings

Experience the craggy beauty of Madagascar's 'stone forest'

There's no shortage of fascinating places in Madagascar, but one not to miss is the otherworldy terrain of Tsingy de Bemaraha on the western side of …

Redefining Madagascar

Sonja Gottlebe moved to Madagascar 40 years ago, and is now the owner of tour operation Boogie Pilgrim and the founder of GOTO Madagascar. She is …

Lemur Conservation Network

This is hilarious. And of course, the lemurs are adorable!<p>With several photos by Mathias Appel, one of our supporters! …

Listen: Lemur Calls Turned Into Beautiful Beatbox Jams

Weird & Wild<p>By making music out of animal sounds, Ben Mirin wants to create a "gateway" for city dwellers to connect with the natural world.<p>Weird & Wild<p>When a golden bamboo lemur announces itself at dawn, its call brings to mind someone throwing up after a bad shrimp salad. Which makes creating …

Madagascar’s food crisis: Chronic malnutrition is stunting mental capacity

On the surface, this is a story about food, and Madagascar. But it’s actually about something else entirely. It’s about how generations of Malagasy …

Musée de la photographie de Madagascar

Madagascar’s Frogs are in Danger of Extinction Due to Deforestation. Here’s How We’re Helping

As Madagascar’s population has risen, so has the need for more farm and pasture lands. Forests have disappeared as a consequence, loosening highland …

Amphibians