Spiral fern Madagascar Biodiversity and Conservation  
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Traveling Exhibit

Beach at Ambanizana

Madagascar is about as far away as you can get from the United States, both geographically and biologically. The same principles of ecology and evolution apply everywhere, but the different conditions have led to very different results. Likewise, the threats to biodiversity have underlying similarities, but the details are quite different. Much of the original biodiversity still exists in Madagascar, but it may not survive long into the next century.

This web site is intended to illuminate the principles of ecology and evolutionary biology and to educate people about threats to biodiversity. We hope that it will inspire you to learn about and protect biodiversity in your country as well as in Madagascar.


Golden Mantella, Mantella aurantiaca

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