Conducting Research in The Misty Mountain Cold Forest of Madagascar!

My name is Sylviane Rakotozafy and I’m an herpetologist devoting to conserve amphibians and reptiles in Madagascar. Here in this blog, I am going to drive you s omewhere in Madagascar. I suppose that everybody knows Madagascar is a country rich in biodiversity with many wonderful species found nowhere else on Earth. But in the […]

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ZSL EDGE of Existence expedition in Cuba

The Erasmus Darwin Barlow Conservation programme aims to give conservationists of the future new skills and experiences, by funding two places each year to join a ZSL EDGE of Existence expedition. The expeditions are named in tribute to the late Dr Erasmus Barlow, a Founder Fellow and key contributor to the Society in his role […]

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My Mission To Save The Red Ruffed Lemur From Extinction

Madagascar is one of eight `hottest’ biodiversity hotspots countries based on species richness and endemism, (>80%), and on habitat loss (>90%). Yet, it is considered the world’s single highest priority biodiversity hotspot. The Island is shelter of 105 species of lemur that are all endemic of the country, among them 94% are threatened of extinction. […]

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Saving the Northern Giant Mouse Lemur in Madagascar

Being involved in lemur research since 2009, I am really interested in lemur biology and I would like to conduct scientific research that could contribute to conservation and sustainable development. This is why I decided to join GERP, which is an association working hard and intensively to protect lemurs and their habitat. Inspired by Dr […]

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The last of its kind: bringing the boa back from the EDGE

Once upon a time on an island in the Indian Ocean named Mauritius, there were two unique species of snakes belonging to the Bolyeridae family, the Burrowing Boa (Bolyeria multocarinata) and the Keel-scaled Boa (Casarea dussumieri). With human arrival and settlement on this island also came species alien to the island such as the wild […]

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