One of the Indian Ocean Islands off the southeast coast of Africa. Its capital is Antananarivo. It was formerly called the Malagasy Republic. Discovered by the Portuguese in 1500, its history has been tied predominantly to the French, becoming a French protectorate in 1882, a French colony in 1896, and a territory within the French union in 1946. The Malagasy Republic was established in the French Community in 1958 but it achieved independence in 1960. Its name was changed to Madagascar in 1975. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p714)
A genus of the family Lemuridae consisting of five species: L. catta (ring-tailed lemur), L. fulvus, L. macaco (acoumba or black lemur), L. mongoz (mongoose lemur), and L. variegatus (white lemur). Most members of this genus occur in forested areas on Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
A group of Indian Ocean Islands, the islands of Great Comoro, Anjouan, Mayotte, and Moheli, lying between northeast Mozambique and northwest Madagascar. The capital is Moroni. In 1914 they became a colony attached to Madagascar administratively and were made a French overseas territory in 1947. Except for Mayotte which remained French, Comoros became an independent republic in 1975. Comoros represents the Arabic qamar, moon, said by some scholars to be linked with the mystical Mountains of the Moon said to be somewhere in equatorial Africa. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p283 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p122)
A family of the order PRIMATES, suborder Strepsirhini (PROSIMII), containing five genera. All inhabitants of Madagascar, the genera are: Allocebus, Cheirogaleus (dwarf lemurs), Microcebus (mouse lemurs), Mirza, and Phaner.
A suborder of PRIMATES consisting of the following five families: CHEIROGALEIDAE; Daubentoniidae; Indriidae; LEMURIDAE; and LORISIDAE.
Numerous islands in the Indian Ocean situated east of Madagascar, north to the Arabian Sea and east to Sri Lanka. Included are COMOROS (republic), MADAGASCAR (republic), Maldives (republic), MAURITIUS (parliamentary democracy), Pemba (administered by Tanzania), REUNION (a department of France), and SEYCHELLES (republic).
An acute infectious disease caused by YERSINIA PESTIS that affects humans, wild rodents, and their ectoparasites. This condition persists due to its firm entrenchment in sylvatic rodent-flea ecosystems throughout the world. Bubonic plague is the most common form.
Fields of science encompassing studies and research from the disciplines of PHYSICS; CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; and MATHEMATICS; that are related to the planet EARTH. Subfields include atmospheric chemistry; CLIMATOLOGY; ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GEOGRAPHY; GEOLOGY; geophysics; METEOROLOGY; OCEANOGRAPHY; PALEONTOLOGY; mineralogy; and seismology.
A plant genus of the family Apocynaceae. It is the source of VINCA ALKALOIDS, used in leukemia chemotherapy.
The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)
A species of ENTEROVIRUS infecting humans and containing 11 serotypes, all coxsackieviruses.
A plant family of the order Celastrales, subclass Rosidae, class Magnoliopsida.
The dogbane family of the order Gentianales. Members of the family have milky, often poisonous juice, smooth-margined leaves, and flowers in clusters. Asclepiadacea (formerly the milkweed family) has been included since 1999 and before 1810.
An order of insect eating MAMMALS including MOLES; SHREWS; HEDGEHOGS and tenrecs.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
The visually perceived property of objects created by absorption or reflection of specific wavelengths of light.
The sounds produced by humans by the passage of air through the LARYNX and over the VOCAL CORDS, and then modified by the resonance organs, the NASOPHARYNX, and the MOUTH.
Lengthy and continuous deprivation of food. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Pathological processes that affect voice production, usually involving VOCAL CORDS and the LARYNGEAL MUCOSA. Voice disorders can be caused by organic (anatomical), or functional (emotional or psychological) factors leading to DYSPHONIA; APHONIA; and defects in VOICE QUALITY, loudness, and pitch.
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.
Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.
The production and movement of food items from point of origin to use or consumption.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
The use of communication systems, such as telecommunication, to transmit emergency information to appropriate providers of health services.
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.
The palm family of order Arecales, subclass Arecidae, class Liliopsida.
The procedure of presenting the conditioned stimulus without REINFORCEMENT to an organism previously conditioned. It refers also to the diminution of a conditioned response resulting from this procedure.
The ceasing of existence of a species or taxonomic groups of organisms.
An animal or plant species in danger of extinction. Causes can include human activity, changing climate, or change in predator/prey ratios.
The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.
Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.
The heat flow across a surface per unit area per unit time, divided by the negative of the rate of change of temperature with distance in a direction perpendicular to the surface. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
A widely distributed order of perching BIRDS, including more than half of all bird species.
Member of the genus Trichechus inhabiting the coast and coastal rivers of the southeastern United States as well as the West Indies and the adjacent mainland from Vera Cruz, Mexico to northern South America. (From Scott, Concise Encyclopedia Biology, 1996)
The state of the ATMOSPHERE over minutes to months.
A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).
The etiologic agent of PLAGUE in man, rats, ground squirrels, and other rodents.
A country in northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, having southern border with Chad, Niger, and Sudan. Its capital is Tripoli.
Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.
A suspension of killed Yersinia pestis used for immunizing people in enzootic plague areas.
Blood, mucus, tissue removed at surgery or autopsy, soiled surgical dressings, and other materials requiring special disposal procedures.
The study of the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of organisms which inhabit the OCEANS AND SEAS.

Wild poliovirus circulation among healthy children immunized with oral polio vaccine in Antananarivo, Madagascar. (1/380)

From July 1995 to December 1996, 3185 stool specimens from healthy children aged 6-59 months attending 6 dispensaries in the Antananarivo area were examined for poliovirus. The children had been routinely immunized according to the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) schedule and received the last dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV) more than 1 month before stool collection. 99.4% of the children were immunized with at least 3 doses of OPV. HEp-2 cell culture revealed virus infections in 192 stools (6.0%), including 9 poliovirus (0.3%) and 183 nonpolio enterovirus isolates (5.7%). Infections occurred throughout the year, but incidence was higher during the hot and rainy season (P=0.01). Using a neutralization test with monoclonal antibodies and PCR-RFLP in two genomic regions coding for the VP1 capsid and RNA polymerase, 4 wild polioviruses (3 type 1 and 1 type 3) and 5 vaccine-related polioviruses (2 Sabin 1-like variants, 1 Sabin 2-like and 2 Sabin 3-like) strains were identified. The wild polioviruses were isolated at the beginning and the end of the dry season. Similar RFLP patterns were observed for the 3 wild type 1 polioviruses. Comparison of partial genomic sequences in the VP1/2 A region of 1 of the wild type 1 isolates with 2 wild type strains isolated in Antananarivo in 1992 and 1993 showed a divergence of at least 10% between the strains, suggesting at least two different pathways of transmission during this period. Our findings demonstrate that immunization with 3 doses of OPV did not prevent intestinal carriage of wild poliovirus strains, and that there is a risk of wild poliovirus transmission to susceptible children in the area. Multiple strategies are required to improve immunization coverage in Madagascar.  (+info)

High amounts of genetic differentiation between populations of the malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis from West Africa and eastern outer islands. (2/380)

Polymorphism at nine microsatellite loci was examined to assess the level of genetic differentiation between four Anopheles arabiensis populations from Senegal, the high plateau of Madagascar, and Reunion and Mauritius islands. Eight of nine loci showed great polymorphism (2-16 alleles/locus) and significant genetic differentiation was revealed between all four populations by F- and R-statistics, with Fst estimates ranging from 0.080 to 0.215 and equivalent Rst values ranging between 0.022 and 0.300. These high amounts of genetic differentiation are discussed in relation to geographic distance including large bodies of water, and history of mosquito settlement, and insecticide use on the islands. The results suggest that historical events of drift rather than mutation are probably the forces generating genetic divergence between these populations, with homogenization of the gene pool by migration being drastically restricted across the ocean.  (+info)

Chancroid, primary syphilis, genital herpes, and lymphogranuloma venereum in Antananarivo, Madagascar. (3/380)

Ulcer material from consecutive patients attending clinics in Antananarivo, Madagascar, was tested using multiplex polymerase chain reaction (M-PCR) to detect Treponema pallidum, Haemophilus ducreyi, and herpes simplex virus. Sera were tested for syphilis and for IgG and IgM antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis by microimmunofluorescence testing (MIF). By M-PCR, 33% of 196 patients had chancroid, 29% had syphilitic ulcers, and 10% had genital herpes; 32% of the ulcer specimens were M-PCR negative. Compared with M-PCR, syphilis serology was 72% sensitive and 83% specific. The sensitivity of clinical diagnosis of syphilis, chancroid, and genital herpes was 93%, 53%, and 0% and specificity was 20%, 52%, and 99%, respectively. Less schooling was associated with increased prevalence of syphilitic ulcers (P=.001). Sixteen patients (8%) were clinically diagnosed with lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV); 1 plausible case of LGV was found by MIF. In Madagascar, primary care of genital ulcers should include syndromic treatment for syphilis and chancroid.  (+info)

Diagnosis of bubonic plague by PCR in Madagascar under field conditions. (4/380)

The diagnostic value of a PCR assay that amplifies a 501-bp fragment of the Yersinia pestis caf1 gene has been determined in a reference laboratory with 218 bubo aspirates collected from patients with clinically suspected plague managed in a regional hospital in Madagascar. The culture of Y. pestis and the detection of the F1 antigen (Ag) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) were used as reference diagnostic methods. The sensitivity of PCR was 89% (57 of 64) for the Y. pestis-positive patients, and 80.7% (63 of 78) for the F1 Ag-positive patients. The specificity of PCR for the culture-, F1 Ag-, and antibody-negative patients (n = 105) was 100%. Because in Madagascar most patients with plague are managed and their clinical samples are collected in remote villages, the usefulness of PCR was evaluated for routine diagnostic use in the operational conditions of the control program. The sensitivity of PCR was 50% (25 of 50) relative to the results of culture and 35.2% (19 of 54) relative to the results of the F1 Ag immunocapture ELISA. The specificity of PCR under these conditions was 96%. In conclusion, the PCR method was found to be very specific but not as sensitive as culture or the F1 Ag detection method. The limitation in sensitivity may have been due to suboptimal field conditions and the small volumes of samples used for DNA extraction. This technique is not recommended as a routine diagnostic test for plague in Madagascar.  (+info)

Soaring and non-soaring bats of the family pteropodidae (flying foxes, Pteropus spp.): wing morphology and flight performance. (5/380)

On oceanic islands, some large diurnal megachiropteran bat species (flying foxes; Pteropus spp.) frequently use thermal or slope soaring during foraging flights to save energy. We compared the flight morphology and gliding/soaring performance of soaring versus non-soaring Pteropus species, one pair on American Samoa and one pair on the Comoro Islands, and two other soaring/flap-gliding species and one non-soaring species. We predicted that the soaring species should have a lower body mass, longer wings and, hence, lower wing loadings than those species that use mainly flapping flight. This would give a lower sinking speed during gliding, a higher glide ratio, and enable the bats to make tighter turns with lower sinking speeds than in the non-soaring species. We theoretically calculated the gliding and circling performances of both the soaring and non-soaring species. Our results show that there are tendencies towards longer wings and lower wing loadings in relation to body size in the gliding/soaring flying foxes than in the non-soaring ones. In the species-pair comparison of the soaring and non-soaring species on American Samoa and the Comoro Islands, the soarers on both islands turn out to have lower wing loadings than their non-soaring partners in spite of opposite size differences among the pairs. These characteristics are in accordance with our hypothesis on morphological adaptations. Most differences are, however, only significant at a level of P<0.1, which may be due to the small sample size, but overlap also occurs. Therefore, we must conclude that wing morphology does not seem to be a limiting factor preventing the non-soarers from soaring. Instead, diurnality in the soaring species seems to be the ultimate determinant of soaring behaviour. The morphological differences cause visible differences in soaring and gliding performance. The glider/soarers turn out to have lower minimum sinking speeds, lower best glide speeds and smaller turning radii than the non-soarers. When the wing measurements and soaring performance are normalized to a body mass of 0.5 kg for all species, the minimum sinking speed becomes significantly lower (P<0.05) in the three soaring and the one flap-gliding species (0.63 m s(-)(1)) than in the three non-soaring species (0.69 m s(-)(1)). Interestingly, the zones in the diagrams for the glide polars and circling envelopes of these similar-sized bats become displaced for the glider/soarers versus the non-soarers. The glide polars overlap slightly only at the gliding speeds appropriate for these bats, whereas the circling envelopes do not overlap at the appropriate bank angles and turning radii. This points towards adaptations for better gliding/soaring performance in the soaring and gliding species.  (+info)

Seroepidemiology of human plague in the Madagascar highlands. (6/380)

We conducted a seroepidemiological survey of human plague in the general population using random sampling in the area of Ambositra, the main focus of plague in the central highlands of Madagascar (520 confirmed and presumptive cases notified during the past 10 years). Sera were tested using an ELISA IgG F1 assay. Considering the internal validity of the assay and the sampling method, the overall corrected prevalence of F1 antibodies was 0.6% (95% CI: 0.2%-1.8%). Being nearly 0 up to the age of 40, the corrected prevalence increased markedly after 45 years to 6.2%. Six of 20 individuals who declared to have been treated for clinical suspicion of bubonic plague in the past had F1 antibodies. The seroprevalence did not differ according to gender except in individuals > 60, where antibodies were significantly more frequent in males. This study suggests that the number of clinically suspected cases of plague provided by the surveillance network was plausible, despite some true cases being missed and a significant number of false positives. We also confirm that Yersinia pestis infections may occur without marked clinical manifestations and patients may recover without treatment, in accordance with old observations of pestis minor.  (+info)

Successful contracting of prevention services: fighting malnutrition in Senegal and Madagascar. (7/380)

There are very few documented large-scale successes in nutrition in Africa, and virtually no consideration of contracting for preventive services. This paper describes two successful large-scale community nutrition projects in Africa as examples of what can be done in prevention using the contracting approach in rural as well as urban areas. The two case-studies are the Secaline project in Madagascar, and the Community Nutrition Project in Senegal. The article explains what is meant by 'success' in the context of these two projects, how these results were achieved, and how certain bottlenecks were avoided. Both projects are very similar in the type of service they provide, and in combining private administration with public finance. The article illustrates that contracting out is a feasible option to be seriously considered for organizing certain prevention programmes on a large scale. There are strong indications from these projects of success in terms of reducing malnutrition, replicability and scale, and community involvement. When choosing that option, a government can tap available private local human resources through contracting out, rather than delivering those services by the public sector. However, as was done in both projects studied, consideration needs to be given to using a contract management unit for execution and monitoring, which costs 13-17% of the total project's budget. Rigorous assessments of the cost-effectiveness of contracted services are not available, but improved health outcomes, targeting of the poor, and basic cost data suggest that the programmes may well be relatively cost-effective. Although the contracting approach is not presented as the panacea to solve the malnutrition problem faced by Africa, it can certainly provide an alternative in many countries to increase coverage and quality of services.  (+info)

Humoral immune response in chromoblastomycosis during and after therapy. (8/380)

A longitudinal study was carried out in Madagascar, the most important focus of chromoblastomycosis (P. Esterre, A. Andriantsimahavandy, E. Ramarcel, and J. L. Pecarrere, Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 55:45-47, 1996), to investigate natural immunity to this disease. Sequential blood samples were obtained before, during, and at the end of a successful therapeutic trial with terbinafine, a new antifungal drug. Using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunoblot methods, detailed analyses of antibody concentration and antigen mapping were conducted for 136 serum samples and tentatively correlated to epidemiological and pathobiological data. Two different cytoplasmic antigens, corresponding to the two fungal species involved (Fonsecaea pedrosoi and Cladophialophora carrionii), were used to analyze the distribution of different classes of immunoglobulins. This was done with respect to the origin of the isolates, clinical and pathobiological. Although strong individual variations were noticed, some major antigens (one of 18.5 kDa specific for F. pedrosoi and two of 23.5 and 33 kDa, respectively, specific for C. carrionii) corresponded to high antibody prevalence and concentration. As some antigenic components were also detected by immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgA antibodies, the role that these specific antibodies could play in the immune response is discussed.  (+info)

Antananarivo, called Tananarive in French (pronounced [tananaʁiv]) and also known by its colonial shorthand form Tana, is the capital and largest city of Madagascar. The larger urban area surrounding the city, known as Antananarivo-Renivohitra (Antananarivo-Mother Hill or Antananarivo-Capital), is the capital of Analamanga region. The city is located 1,280 m (4,199 ft) above the sea level in the center of the island, and has been the islands largest population center since at least the 18th century. Antananarivo was historically the capital of the Merina people, who continue to form the majority of the citys estimated 1,300,000 (2013) inhabitants, as well as the surrounding urban areas which in all have a total metropolitan population approaching three million. All 18 Malagasy ethnic groups, as well as residents of Chinese, Indian, European and other origins, are well represented in the city. Antananarivo is the political, economic, educational and cultural heart of Madagascar. The ...
The Rova of Antananarivo /ˈruːvə/ (Malagasy: Rovani Manjakamiadana [ˈruvən manˌdzakəmiˈadə̥nə]) is a royal palace complex (rova) in Madagascar that served as the home of the sovereigns of the Kingdom of Imerina in the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as of the rulers of the Kingdom of Madagascar in the 19th century. Its counterpart is the nearby fortified village of Ambohimanga, which served as the spiritual seat of the kingdom in contrast to the political significance of the Rova in the capital. Located in the central highland city of Antananarivo, the Rova occupies the highest point on Analamanga, formerly the highest of Antananarivos many hills. Merina king Andrianjaka, who ruled Imerina from around 1610 until 1630, is believed to have captured Analamanga from a Vazimba king around 1610 or 1625 and erected the sites first fortified royal structure. Successive Merina kings continued to rule from the site until the fall of the monarchy in 1896, frequently restoring, modifying or ...
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INTRODUCTION The diagnosis of post streptococcal diseases is usually confirmed by immunological tests. Only the antistreptolysin O is usually prescribed by physician. This study aimed to describe the current practice of these requests in Antananarivo. METHODS It was a retrospective and descriptive study conducted at the Para clinic Unit of Immunology at the University Center Hospital of Antananarivo. We analyzed all requests during seven years, from January 2003 to December 2009. We looked at age, gender, and clinical symptoms which led to the request and the result for each request. RESULTS We retained 4143 requests for antistreptolysin O titration in our study. The mean age of the study participants was 32.9 years with 18.3% of participants being less than 15 years old. The main symptoms leading to the request of this analysis were rheumatologic (41%), followed by neurological (13.9%) and cardiologic symptoms (8.5%) and 19.4% were prescribed for various symptoms. Only 15% of all requests had a
This study reports the dissemination of multidrug-resistant (MDR) OXA-23-producing Acinetobacter baumannii clones in hospitals in Antananarivo, Madagascar. A total of 53 carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii isolates were obtained from September 2006 to March 2009 in five hospitals. These resistant strains represent 44% of all A. baumannii isolates. The double disk synergy test was performed to screen for production of metallo-beta-lactamases. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing were performed for the detection of bla(AmpC), bla(OXA-51),bla(OXA-23), bla(OXA-24), bla(IMP), bla(VIM). The presence of the insertion sequence ISAba1 relative to bla OXA-23 and bla OXA-51 was assessed by PCR. Isolates were typed by Rep-PCR. All the isolates were MDR and produced the OXA-23 carbapenemase, which was confirmed by sequencing. PCR analysis for AmpC and OXA-51 gave positive results for all strains studied. No isolates produced metallo-beta-lactamases. In all isolates ISAba1 laid upstream of bla OXA-23. The
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This study reports the dissemination of multidrug-resistant (MDR) OXA-23-producing Acinetobacter baumannii clones in hospitals in Antananarivo, Madagascar. A total of 53 carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii isolates were obtained from September 2006 to March 2009 in five hospitals. These resistant strains represent 44% of all A. baumannii isolates. The double disk synergy test was performed to screen for production of metallo-beta-lactamases. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing were performed for the detection of bla(AmpC), bla(OXA-51),bla(OXA-23), bla(OXA-24), bla(IMP), bla(VIM). The presence of the insertion sequence ISAba1 relative to bla OXA-23 and bla OXA-51 was assessed by PCR. Isolates were typed by Rep-PCR. All the isolates were MDR and produced the OXA-23 carbapenemase, which was confirmed by sequencing. PCR analysis for AmpC and OXA-51 gave positive results for all strains studied. No isolates produced metallo-beta-lactamases. In all isolates ISAba1 laid upstream of bla OXA-23. The
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The present study aimed to perform a deep phenotypic and genotypic analysis of 15 clinical carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAb) strains isolated in Madagascar between 2008 and 2016 from diverse sources. CRAb isolates collected from the Clinical Biology Centre of the Institut Pasteur of Madagascar, from the neonatal unit of Antananarivo military hospital, and from intensive care units of Mahajanga Androva and Antananarivo Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona (HJRA) hospitals were subjected to susceptibility testing. Whole-genome sequencing allowed us to assess the presence of antibiotic-resistance determinants, insertion sequences, integrons, genomic islands and potential virulence factors in all strains. The structure of the carO porin gene and deduced protein (CarO) were also assessed in CRAb isolates. All isolates were found to be multidrug-resistant strains. Antibiotic-resistance genes against six classes of antimicrobial agents were described. The four carbapenem-resistance genes: blaOXA
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The tiny southeast African island of Madagascar is scrambling to contain an outbreak of pneumonic plague that has killed at least 42 people and infected 343 more since August. Here are five things you should know: What is the plague? The plague is an infectious disease triggered by Yersinia pestis , a bacteria transmittable from animals…. .repubhubembed{display:none;}. ...
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East of Antananarivo, French entrepreneurs have started producing sturgeon eggs, now exported under the Rova brand to luxury hotels and restaurants.Its banks are refuges for the happy few of Antananarivo who are lucky
French. ANTANANARIVO / GENEVA (31 October 2016): The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, today called on the main global emitters to act without delay to help vulnerable countries such as Madagascar avoid the worst effects of climate change.. Madagascar is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, Mr. Knox said at the end of his first official visit* to the country. The major emitters of greenhouse gases must act quickly to implement and to strengthen their mitigation commitments in the Paris Agreement, which enters into force on Friday. At the same time, developed countries must fulfill their commitments to provide financial assistance to countries to enable them to adapt to the effects of climate change, the expert stressed. The Special Rapporteur noted that the current drought in southern Madagascar, which UN agencies have stated has caused acute food insecurity for more than 800,000 people, has been attributed ...
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An outbreak of the plague has killed dozens in Madagascar, and experts fear those numbers could go up.. At least 119 cases were confirmed by late last year, including 40 deaths, the World Health Organization said in a statement.. And the disease is taking an alarming turn.. The outbreak that started last November has some disturbing dimensions, the WHO said this week. The fleas that transmit this ancient disease from rats to humans have developed resistance to the first-line insecticide.. Its especially spreading in densely populated slums in the capital of Antananarivo.. Cases were confirmed in at least 20 districts and the capital, Christophe Rogier of the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar said late last year. Rogier is part of a team working with the WHO on the ground to combat the disease.. {snip}. Recent flooding in the nation has displaced tens of thousands of people and an untold numbers of rats, leading to fears the disease could spread, said Margaret Chan, director-general of the ...
Fact of the Day The United States is continuing its partnership with the people of Madagascar to meet their countrys unique environmental challenges. Madagascars rich biodiversity faces threats from an expanding population and demands for development and economic opportunity. The United States has launched three new initiatives in Madagascar -- one aimed at increasing sustainable agriculture among local populations, another at improving the management of forests, and the third at developing ecotourism. These three programs devote more than $20 million in aid to preserving Madagascars environment while improving local peoples lives. Source: U.S. Embassy, Madagascar ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that it is scaling up its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has spread to the capital and port cities in recent weeks over the past few weeks, resulting in more than 100 infections.. In an update today, the WHO said that, as of Sep 30, Madagascar has reported 73 suspected, probable, and confirmed cases of pneumonic plague, 17 of them fatal. Besides the pneumonic cases, Madagascar has reported 58 cases of bubonic plague, 7 of them fatal. The latest totals reflect increases of 22 pneumonic and 5 bubonic plague cases since the WHOs first outbreak announcement on Sep 29.. A case of septicemic plague has also been reported, for a total of 132, which is 27 more cases than the WHO reported just 3 days ago. The event is Madagascars second plague outbreak this year.. Ten cities have reported pneumonic plague cases, including the capital city of Antananarivo and its suburbs, Toamasina and Faratsiho.. On Sep 27, a basketball player ...
Madagascar has placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions were eased, the presidency announced Sunday.(Wapbaze_Copyright) The Analamanga region is returning to full lockdown, the presidency said in a statement.(Wapbaze_Copyright) No traffic will be allowed in or out of the region starting Monday
With its 24 million inhabitants and a surface area of some 590,000 km², Madagascar is one of the worlds largest islands. It is located in the southwest Indian Ocean and is separated from Africa by the Mozambique Channel. It is also one of the poorest countries in the world: over 90% of the population lives on less than $2 a day.. Madagascar has a particularly rich environment and exceptional biodiversity: over 80% of its plant and animal species are endemic. It is also one of the most vulnerable ecological systems to climate change, environmental risks and natural disasters. Madagascar has suffered from political instability for several years. The repeated crises have hampered development, particularly in infrastructure and public services. Yet the island has a number of industrial sectors with high added value, such as agro-industry, textiles, new technologies, tourism and craft industries. AFD has been operating in Madagascar for 70 years, where it works to fight poverty and support economic ...
The inflation rate in Madagascar was recorded at 9.20 percent in September of 2017. Inflation Rate in Madagascar averaged 9.13 percent from 1997 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 30.33 percent in February of 2005 and a record low of -8.45 percent in June of 2003. In Madagascar, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. This page provides the latest reported value for - Madagascar Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.
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The outbreak that included 119 cases including 40 deaths last November has increased to 213 cases and 57 fatalities and in light of the recent tropical storm and flooding on Madagascar, which has displaced tens of thousands of people and untold numbers of rats,the risk of more plague is something to be concerned about.. Chan said of the Madagascar plague outbreak:. This is the kind of geographically focused and readily manageable outbreak that WHO was designed to contain. Plague is endemic in Madagascar, where seasonal outbreaks are amplified by the dual forces of poverty and unplanned urbanization. Detected early, the disease responds well to treatment. Researchers at the countrys Institut Pasteur, supported by WHO, have developed a cheap and reliable diagnostic test that delivers results in 15 minutes.. But the outbreak that started last November has some disturbing dimensions. The fleas that transmit this ancient disease from rats to humans have developed resistance to the first-line ...
The El Niño phenomenon has compounded the woes of drought-stricken southern Madagascar, where 80% of the rural population is suffering from food insecurity. EURACTIV France reports.
Taxonomy and natural history of arboreal microhylid frogs ( Platypelis ) from the Tsaratanana Massif in northern Madagascar, with description of a new species
Today there was a short article in Discover on a paper published last spring on the models for the settling of Madagascar. I didnt pay too much attention when the paper came out for two reasons. First, it focused on Y and mtDNA, and Ive been playing with Malagasy autosomes. Second, it seemed a ridiculously brutal computational attack on a question which seems to have a straightforward intuitive explanation: yes, Madagascar was settled by a small founding group. With hindsight I may have spoken too soon, or passed judgement too hastily. Looking at the paper the explicit model building of demography does still seem like overkill, but they obtain some important precision here. The phylogenetics and the archaeology align nicely.. Though the authors of the article talk about future directions, I think we will find that the Malagasy originate from a small group of Malayo-Polynesians who did find themselves stranded on Madagascar (later to absorb African admixture). This is not controversial. Rather, ...
That violence, as it turns out, is connected to the reforestation and agriculture issues hes focused on… but its a little complicated. Give me a moment or two to try and catch you up.. Andry Rajoelina is the mayor of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. Hes a radio DJ, a media entrepreneur and has been an increasingly fierce critic of Marc Ravalomanana, the president of the country. On December 13, the president closed Rajoelinas television station - Viva TV - because it broadcast an interview with exiled former leader Didier Ratsiraka. (Ravalomanana defeated Ratsiraka in a controversial election in 2002 - regulations required a run-off election, which was never held - and the country suffered six months of struggle before Ratsiraka fled to France.). The closure of Viva TV has been condemned internationally, and it provoked Rajoelina to increase the stridency of his critique. About two weeks ago, Rajoelina declared himself in charge of Madagascar and demanded that the President step ...
UN agencies warned of a potential catastrophe, as around half of the population in southern Madagascar - nearly 850,000 people - are experiencing alarming levels of hunger.. This is the third consecutive year in a row that crops have failed and water availability is extremely low. The drought has left around 20 percent of households in southern Madagascar experiencing emergency levels of hunger. The UN said they will declare a state of famine if the situation worsens. These are people living on the very brink. Many have nothing but wild fruits to eat. We must act together now to save lives, said Chris Nikoi, regional director of the UNs World Food Programme.. Food supplies have been running low since August and the next harvest is not due until March. The dry season is coming to an end now, and as the sun continues its passage south onto the Tropic of Capricorn, hopes are for a good rainy season.. With La Nina developing in the Pacific Ocean, southern Africa could experience above average ...
ADDIS ABABA - The African Union met to impose sanctions yesterday on Madagascars de facto authorities for defying the blocs calls to implement accords to end a year-long political crisis. ADDIS ABABA - The African Union met to impose sanctions yesterday on Madagascars de facto authorities for defying the blocs calls to implement accords to end a year-long political crisis.
Madagascar faces a bubonic plague epidemic unless it slows the spread of the disease, experts have warned.. The Red Cross and Pasteur Institute say inmates in the islands rat-infested jails are particularly at risk.. Madagascar had 256 plague cases and 60 deaths last year, the worlds highest recorded number.. If the plague gets into prisons there could be a sort of atomic explosion of plague within the town. The prison walls will never prevent the plague from getting out and invading the rest of the town, said the institutes Christophe Rogier.. Experts say that Africa - especially Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo - accounts for more than 90% of cases worldwide. ...
As adopted at the fourth Session of the Meeting of the Parties, which took place from 15 - 19 September 2008, Antananarivo, Madagascar.). 1. Field of Application. 1.1 The Action Plan is applicable to the populations of migratory waterbirds listed in Table 1 to this Annex (hereafter referred to asTable 1).. 1.2 Table 1 forms an integral part of this Annex. Any reference to this Action Plan includes a reference to Table 1.. 2. Species Conservation. 2.1 Legal measures. 2.1.1 Parties with populations listed in column A of Table 1 shall provide protection to those populations listed in accordance with Article III, paragraph 2(a), of this Agreement. Such Parties shall in particular and subject to paragraph 2.1.3 below:. (a) prohibit the taking of birds and eggs of those populations occurring in their territory;. (b) prohibit deliberate disturbance in so far as such disturbance would be significant for the conservation of the population concerned; and. (c) prohibit the possession or utilization of, ...
As adopted at the fourth Session of the Meeting of the Parties, which took place from 15 - 19 September 2008, Antananarivo, Madagascar.). 1. Field of Application. 1.1 The Action Plan is applicable to the populations of migratory waterbirds listed in Table 1 to this Annex (hereafter referred to asTable 1).. 1.2 Table 1 forms an integral part of this Annex. Any reference to this Action Plan includes a reference to Table 1.. 2. Species Conservation. 2.1 Legal measures. 2.1.1 Parties with populations listed in column A of Table 1 shall provide protection to those populations listed in accordance with Article III, paragraph 2(a), of this Agreement. Such Parties shall in particular and subject to paragraph 2.1.3 below:. (a) prohibit the taking of birds and eggs of those populations occurring in their territory;. (b) prohibit deliberate disturbance in so far as such disturbance would be significant for the conservation of the population concerned; and. (c) prohibit the possession or utilization of, ...
Rice fields. Rice (Oryza sativa) growing in paddy fields. Rice is the principal cereal crop of the wet regions of the tropics. During its growing period it needs to be flooded by heavy rain or by irrigation. Photographed outside Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. - Stock Image E768/0276
The anxiety of the French Government to avoid creating a Jewish problem in Madagascar if Jewish settlement on a large scale were carried out there is revealed by Leon Alter, a member of the Polish Madagascar mission and a Jewish authority on emigration, in a long article in the Polish democratic journal, Epoka.. Mr. Alter declares that the Polish delegation was informed by the French authorities that one of the conditions of the settlement of the Jews was that they should be confined to an area. If the Jews overran the island, they would be deported, it was stated, because France did not wish to create a Jewish problem on the island.. The colonization problem of Madagascar, Mr. Alter says, does not only concern the question of choosing the right province for colonization and of securing the cooperation of the French Government. It is, in the first place, a question of selecting the right human material and of creating an organization which should supply all the necessary financial backing ...
So, I finished booking all my flights today, I had to call the airline in Madagascar to book the internal flights from Antananarivo to Tolagnaro. Ive been putting this off because I wasnt sure if they would speak English or not. They did and it worked out okay, although the one hour flight cost $583, guess it made up for the savings on my other ticket. No luck on the transfusion kit, apparently not something the U.S. medical suppliers are used to selling to non-medically trained individuals. I have e-mailed the people at Azafady to see if this is an absolute necessity, oh and I also included my question about how laundry was handled while we are there. I am now moving onto finish up my visa application (when I called the Embassy yesterday they told me to call on Wednesday due to the weather). I think I will just mail it and cross my fingers that I am sending the right things. I also talked to my doctors nurse about the shots and she gave me a couple of dates on vaccinations I had that were ...
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Its three weeks to the day since my arrival back in Madagascar, and already, the last six months in Princeton, New Jersey seem but a distant memory of a former life. Madagascar has a way of consuming me utterly, such that time is focused on the present more completely than in all other aspects of my life. The months ahead on the Eighth Continent no longer seem daunting, for Madagascar-and my field work-are all there is right now.. I write from the deep and distant Sakalava Menabe, which translates roughly to The Land of the Long, Big, Red Cat. Last year, I visited this lonely frontier-land where the waves roll off into the Mozambique Channel and towering baobabs crowd the horizon to organize the work that were undertaking now-netting and sampling fruit bats (both Pteropus rufus and Eidolon dupreanum) by the dozen, interviewing hunters, and absorbing the foreignness of this sunstruck, arid landscape.. I feared that returning to Madagascar after a six-month hiatus would spell doom for my ...
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Madagascar has a long history of using Orthoptera as food and feed. Our understanding of the biological diversity of this resource, its contemporary use, and its future potentials in Madagascar is extremely limited. The present study contributes basic knowledge of the biological diversity and local uses of edible Orthoptera in Malagasy food cultures. Data was collected with key informants in 47 localities covering most of the ecoregions of Madagascar and corresponding to 12 of the 19 ethnic groups. Orthoptera are consumed throughout Madagascar. We report 37 edible Orthoptera species, of which 28 are new species records of edible Orthoptera in Madagascar and 24 are new species records of edible Orthoptera in the world. Most species are endemic and occur in farming zones. Children are the primary collectors and consumers of edible Orthoptera. The insects are eaten both as snacks and main meals. Edible Orthoptera are primarily collected casually and marketing is rare, with the notable exceptions of the
This preliminary study, conducted between June and October 2009, represents the first comprehensive survey of the dugong population and its habitat in northern Madagascar. It provided the means for piloting a low-cost, low-tech methodology, previously utilized with success in the Union of the Comoros, and only minor adaptations were necessary for its application in Madagascar, hence the resulting data are comparable.
Fra Faravohitra, nytaar 1919 (From Farabohitra, New Year 1919). First row from left: Neny Razanika, Karen Schaanning, a missionary in Madagascar from 1901-1940, ? , Louise Heimbeck, a missionary in Madagascar from 1902-1919, Rakarina. Second row from left: Rajosiary, Razanamino, Razafindrasoa, Marie Horne, maiden name Wiig. She was married to Markus J. Horne 1862-1945, a missionary in Madagascar from 1893-1927. They were married in Vangaindrano, Madagascar on November 27, 1895. Next to Marie Horne is Katarina. As for Marie Horne it may well be a wrong name. It could be Agnes Andersen or Rose Horne, a daughter of Horne.. Louise Heimbeck cied February 1919. The Horne was in Norway at this time ...
Aponogeton madagascariensis which is known as the Madagascar Lace Plant, is one of the most highly prized plants in the hobby. Its leaves are broad and long with a very delicate lace appearance. Under the right conditions, these plants will flower regularly in the aquarium. This plant is more demanding than most, but is well worth the extra effort. Plant the Madagascar Lace Plant singly in the mid-ground part of the aquarium as a focal point. Trim any dead tips on these plants, to inhibit the entire leaf from decaying. Do not allow algae or any other debris to settle on or within the leaves. Provide a high amount of light in the range of 3 to 5 watts per gallon, using full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. Reproduction with this plant occurs through bulb separation, or formation of seeds after flowering. Allow the new plant to develop a root system and immature leaves prior to separating it from the mother plant. At that time, it can then be planted in a different location. The Madagascar Lace Plant ...
The Expert Group on the Botany and Chemistry of Khat was convened by the United Nations Narcotics Laboratory at Antananarivo, Madagascar, from 27 November to 1 December 1978 to discuss the research still needed on the botany and chemistry of khat and prepare guidelines for future investigations. The following text is quoted from the report of the Group (MNAR/3/1979, pp. 9-11):
The distribution and biogeography of the ringtailed lemur (Lemur catta) in Madagascar / Steven M. Goodman, Soava V. Rakotoarisoa and Lucienne Wilmé -- A preliminary estimate of Lemur catta population density using satellite imagery / Robert W. Sussman ... [et al.] -- Berenty Reserve : a research site in southern Madagascar / Alison Jolly ... [et al.] -- Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve : a research site in southwestern Madagascar / Robert W. Sussman and Joelisoa Ratsirarson -- Plant species fed on by Lemur catta in gallery forests of the southern domain of Madagascar / Bruno Simmen ... [et al.] -- Tamarind recruitment and long-term stability in the gallery forest at Berenty, Madagascar / Kathryn Blumenfeld-Jones ... [et al.] -- Home ranges of ringtailed lemur troops and the density of large trees at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar / Naoki Koyama ... [et al.] -- The influence of tamarind tree quality and quantity on Lemur catta behavior / Anne S. Mertl-Millhollen ... [et al.] -- Feeding competition ...
Abstract : The Ralstonia solanacearum species complex (Rssc) is a highly diverse cluster of strains, many of which proved destructive worldwide causing bacterial wilt (BW) on a wide plant host range. Potato BW has been described for nearly 30 years in Madagascar highlands (phylotype I and Ill) without major impact on production. Recently, potato production was dramatically devastated by severe outbreaks. Controlling this disease is crucial for Malagasy potato producers and a first important step to achieve this goal is the identification of the strains involved and of their putative origin. Consequently, the genetic diversity and population structure of the Rssc was investigated in the major potato production areas in the highlands. By using different molecular tools we characterized a large collection of strains (n=1224; 75 sites) collected from potato production areas in 2013, April (n=763; 41 sites) and December (n=461; 33 sites). Present for a long time in Madagascar, Phylotypes I and Ill ...
Crowley BE, Godfrey LR, Irwin MT (2011) A glance to the past: Subfossils, staple isotopes, seed dispersal and lemur species loss in southern Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology 73:25-37.. Groeneveld LF, Blanco MB, Raharison JL, Rahalinarivo V, Rasolarison RM, Kappeler PM, Godfrey LR, Irwin MT (2010) MtDNA and nDNA corroborate existence of sympatric dwarf lemur species at Tsinjoarivo, eastern Madagascar. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55:833-845.. Irwin MT, Junge RE, Raharison JL, Samonds KE (2010) Variation in physiological health of Diademed Sifakas across intact and fragmented forest at Tsinjoarivo, eastern Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology 72:1013-1025.. Irwin MT, Wright PC, Birkinshaw C, Fisher B, Gardner CJ, Glos J, Goodman SM, Loiselle P, Rabeson P, Raharison JL, Raherilalao MJ, Rakotondravony D, Raselimanana A, Ratsimbazafy J, Sparks J, Wilmé L, Ganzhorn JU (2010) Patterns of species change in anthropogenically disturbed forests of Madagascar. Biological ...
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Prometheus movie poster.. Los Angeles: Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted and Prometheus leapfrogged a fairy tale to take the top spots in the North American box office charts over the weekend, industry figures showed.. The animated Madagascar 3, the third installment in the wildly popular franchise starring Ben Stiller about escaped New York zoo animals, opened with a bigger-than-expected $60.3 million debut, according to Exhibitor Relations.. Ridley Scotts hotly anticipated sci-fi adventure Prometheus also had a huge debut, taking second place with an opening take of $51 million, the box office tracker said.. The pair bumped Snow White and the Huntsman, which was fairest of them all last weekend, off the top of the charts into third place.. The film starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame, which offers a new twist on the classic fairy tale, brought in $23.1 million. It has total takings of $98.5 million so far.. The reunion of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones ...
People practicing open defecation, rural (% of rural population) in Madagascar was reported at 56.73 % in 2017, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources. Madagascar - People practicing open defecation, rural (% of rural population) - actual values, historical data, forecasts and projections were sourced from the |a href= target=blank>World Bank|/a> on July of 2021.
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Four poliomyelitis outbreaks caused by vaccine-derived polioviruses have been reported recently, including one in Madagascar in 2002. In all cases, the viral
Its also spreading in two different ways-by fleas and by people-which some have dubbed a double plague. Usually, plague infections arise as bubonic plague, spread by flea bites. In this case-the Black Death scenario-Y. pestis moves from the site of a flea bite on a human to the lymphatic system, taking up residence and inflaming a lymph node. This causes a painful swelling called a bubo, where the infection gets its name. If its left untreated, the infection can spread to the blood, causing septicaemic plague, or the lungs, causing pneumonic plague.. Pneumonic plague is the most severe form. It can become a life-threatening situation in just 24 hours and can begin to spread from person to person in droplets, coughed or sneezed.. Most of the people infected in the current outbreak in Madagascar have the pneumonic form.. Authorities suspect that the outbreak kicked off when a 31-year-old man from the coastal city of Tamatave visited the Ankazobe District in the Central Highlands. On August 27, ...
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There are three types of plague: bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. Bubonic plague is characterized by symptoms including fever, chills, and inflamed lymph nodes called buboes. Septicemic plague, in addition to symptoms such as fever, chills, and weakness, may cause tissues to turn black and die. Pneumonic plague additionally involves serious pneumonia with chest pains and coughing; this form of plague is most virulent and is commonly spread from person to person, typically through inhalation of contaminated droplets. The majority of confirmed, probable, and suspected cases in Madagascar were pneumonic, with reports of more than 300 cases of bubonic plague, 1 case of septicemic plague, and additional cases of unidentified plague types ...
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On Madagascar, the distribution of M. griveaudi extends along the western lowlands north to Ankarana in the far north of the island, and on eastern Madagascar south to the vicinity of Daraina. It is found up to 480 m (1,570 ft) above sea level and often occurs in karstic areas. Its range extensively overlaps that of M. aelleni, which is regularly found in the same forests and caves.[23] Although some ecological and behavioral data has been published on Miniopterus manavi, the recognition of several cryptic species within this group, which may occur in the same places, renders the association of these data with any of the species now recognized uncertain;[24] however, species of Miniopterus generally feed on insects.[25] Miniopterus griveaudi was assessed as Data Deficient on the IUCN Red List in 2008,[1] but the account predates the recognition of the species on Anjouan and Madagascar. Miniopterus griveaudi is known from 15 to 670 m (49 to 2,198 ft) altitude on Grande Comore and 5 to 890 m ...
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As previously mentioned, according to this very important story from The Daily Northwestern, Lathem had discovered a gene in Yersinia pestis, known as PLA, that allows pestis to replicate quickly in air-filled areas - such as lungs, where it causes pneumonia, the key element of pneumonic plague - but does not affect its replication rate in lymph nodes and the bloodstream. At Feinberg, Lathem discovered that the development of PLA gene was the factor that caused pestis to evolve from its ancestral bacteria and that PLA deactivates a key regulator in humans immune system response to bacterial infection, known as PAI-1.. We find it extremely interesting that the current version of the plague now striking Madagascar and threatening to move on to mainland Africa and perhaps the world is largely of the pneumonic variety and is spreading much more quickly than experts had first predicted, now being called the worst outbreak of the plague there in more than 50 years.. Over the next several days, ...
The Madagascan snail finally reaches Europe.. Some people feared that Europe would resort to protectionism in the face of an economic crisis. But here is heartening evidence to the contrary showing how Europe is dismantling its trade barriers. The EUs Official Journal draws to our attention an overlooked decision of 23 October which partially lifted restrictions that were imposed in March 2006 on imports from Madagascar of products of animal origin (excluding fishery products). The effect of the change is to allow imports from Madagascar of snails - and not just one type of Madagascan snail: For the purposes of this decision snails means chilled, frozen, shelled, cooked, prepared or preserved terrestrial gastropods of the species Helix pomatia Linné, Helix aspersa Muller, Helix lucorum and of the species of the family Achatinidae. An economic recovery must be on its way - albeit at a snails pace. ...
Since August, the country has reported over 200 infections and 33 deaths. The outbreak is beginning to resemble the early stages of the West African Ebola crisis in 2014: a lethal disease normally confined to sparsely populated rural areas has reached crowded cities and is spreading in a highly transmissible form… (McNeil, 10/6).. U.N. News Centre: As Bubonic and Pneumonic plagues spread in Madagascar, U.N. health agency ramps up ...
With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its
Mathematical models have proven the risk of the on-going pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading elsewhere in the world is limited, with the
Deforestation appears to be affecting some populations, but not others, presumably reflecting the fact that this is a complex of several species. Therefore, as currently understood, this species is generally not significantly threatened by habitat loss. Species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), however currently there have been no negative effects observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al. 2015 ...
Offshore staff. LONDON - ExxonMobil has completed a 2D seismic survey over the Ampasindava block offshore Madagascar, according to partner Sterling Energy.. Data from the 1,314-km (816-mi) program should improve subsurface imaging of the large Sifaka prospect and help define further drilling prospects in the block. A first well will likely be drilled in 2015-2016.. According to Sterling, a proposal to extend the 2D campaign into the Ambilobe block would have provided only limited new data.. The company and joint venture partner Pura Vida Mauritius have therefore begun planning a 1,250-sq km (482-sq mi) 3D seismic program to mature identified leads into drilling prospects. The survey is expected to be acquired during 2Q 2014.. Under the terms of a recent farm-out agreement with Pura Vida, the latter will carry all costs associated with the 3D program up to a maximum of $15 million.. 01/14/2014. [Native Advertisement] ...
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Madagascar is the largest exporter of lychees to the EU with around 20,000 tonnes of produce shipped annually between December and January. In the 2010 Fruit Logistica international trade fair in Berlin, representatives of GEL Madagascar (Groupement des exportateurs de litchis) contacted COLEACP for support. They were experiencing problems due to sulphur residues in the fruit, which exceeded the permitted levels for EU markets. This was potentially very serious as it could result in a restriction or ban on sales to the EU. Litchi is a key export crop in Madagascar, and has important development implications as a major source of income and rural employment. It is grown predominantly by very small-scale growers, and sold via collectors and brokers to export companies, who then supply local and global supply chains. This export market is worth over €14 million to the Madagascar economy. The supply chain involves 30,000 families, 3,000 seasonal workers (pickers, brokers) over 100 transporters and ...
This month, UNESCO and five beneficiary countries of the second phase of the Better Education for Africas Rise (BEAR) project that will cover: Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda - have been organizing two-day validation workshops to conclude the planning phase at country level, and agree on the concrete actions to strengthen the national technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems.
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Photo: Axel Strauß/wikipedia It looks so unreal but rest assured that the Giraffe Weevil of Madagascar is real. You can probably guess how it got the name - but what you may not know is that it uses that neck for fighting (actually, much like real giraffes do). Ark in Space has more fantastic photos: Link  - Thanks RJ!...
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Lemurs are primates found only on the island of Madagascar and a few small neighboring islands. Some of these animals have endogenous lentiviruses in their genomes. How did these viruses infect the isolated lemurs?. Madagascar split off from the African continent at least 100 million years ago, when there were no primates on Earth. Lemurs later appeared in Europe, North America, and Africa. They probably traveled from Africa to Madagascar when the island was not as far as it is today from Africa, on mats of vegetation flushed out of rivers. There they established and speciated (today there are 30 species of lemur on the island), while their ancestors elsewhere died out.. Lentiviruses cause chronic infections in a variety of mammals. The best known lentivirus is HIV-1, which has infected millions of humans and originated from the chimpanzee lentivirus simian immunodeficiency virus. It has been difficult to gauge the age of lentiviruses. Phylogenetic analysis of sequence data from lentiviruses can ...
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, in collaboration with teams from the CNRS and Inria, have demonstrated that asymptomatic dengue infection in children is associated with activation of the immune system via control mechanisms, resulting in the elimination of viral infection without excessive immune activation. This paper, published in the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine on August 30, 2017, represents an important step in improving understanding of the role played by immunity in dengue viral infection.
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Betania is coastal village in Western Madagascar south of Morondava with a population of around 2400 Vezo fishermen. Astuti ... "Culture and the Mind / Fieldsite in Western Madagascar". Sheffield University. Retrieved 2007-10-30. Coordinates: 23°21′S 43°42 ... among a Fishing People of Western Madagascar". American Ethnologist. 22 (3): 464-482. doi:10.1525/ae.1995.22.3.02a00010. ISSN ...
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... my wildest dreams did I anticipate the fossil riches that we would discover on our first expedition to the island of Madagascar ... How could this be? How could close relatives of western hemisphere animals be found so far to the east, in Madagascar and India ... But back to the original quest . . . . the search for the ancestors of mammals that live on Madagascar today. So far, none of ... My original objective was to discover the remains of fossil mammals that inhabited Madagascar during the Late Cretaceous, at ...
  • The prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana separated the Madagascar-Antarctica-India landmass from the Africa-South America landmass around 135 million years ago. (
  • Since its formation the Madagascar block has moved roughly in conjunction with Africa, and thus there are questions as to whether the Madagascar Plate should be still considered a separate plate. (
  • The Great Rift Valley of Madagascar: An extension of the Africa-Somali diffusive plate boundary? (
  • The U.S. has signed a trade and investment framework agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, of which Madagascar is a member. (
  • The work of this mission is being complemented by laboratory work in Madagascar, South Africa, France, and the United States. (
  • Not in my wildest dreams did I anticipate the fossil riches that we would discover on our first expedition to the island of Madagascar, off the southeast coast of Africa, back in 1993. (
  • The desk study, Economic Impacts of Poor Sanitation in Africa - Madagascar , found that the majority (75 percent) of these costs come from the annual premature death of 10,400 Malagasy from diarrheal disease, including 6,900 children under the age of 5, nearly 90 percent of which is directly attributable to poor water, sanitation, and hygiene. (
  • Nigeria coach Samson Siasia says his squad must prove their worth in their crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Madagascar on Saturday. (
  • Jan Embro, Head of sub-Saharan Africa at Ericsson, says: With this network expansion, Zain Madagascar will be able to meet subscriber growth and increased demand for its mobile services. (
  • Based on the blockbuster DreamWorks film, Madagascar Live follows Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo from their home at New York's Central Park Zoo on an unexpected adventure to Africa. (
  • The exotic island of Madagascar, situated off the southeast coast of Africa, was a dangerous place to live 65 million to 70 million years ago. (
  • Currently Madagascar has one of the lowest HIV / AIDS rates in Africa. (
  • Experts say that Africa - especially Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo - accounts for more than 90 percent of cases worldwide. (
  • ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Scientific methodology for establishing marine protected areas in Madagascar gives the country a "diversified portfolio" of management options, researchers say. (
  • ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Researchers say they've discovered four new chameleon species off northern Madagascar that could be among the world's tiniest reptiles. (
  • ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR-A sapphire rush has brought tens of thousands of people into the remote rainforests of eastern Madagascar, disfiguring a protected environmental area and prompting calls for military intervention. (
  • Slums in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, where hygiene is very poor. (
  • Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, is grappling with a flood of coronavirus cases -- a surge starkly at odds with the country's flamboyant claim to have devised a herbal cure for COVID-19. (
  • Malagasy fisherman Dada holds a photo of three cousins who died of measles one week apart in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar February 28, 2019. (
  • In this photo taken Thursday, March 21, 2019, mothers wait to have their babies vaccinated against measles, at a healthcare center in Larintsena, Madagascar. (
  • Holdovers "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" and "Prometheus" again led the B.O. charge with sturdy Stateside soph-sesh perfs over the weekend. (
  • Both films tanked, beaten by the 3-D animated flick"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted,"which was the No. 1 film for the second consecutive weekend. (
  • The fact that only half of Madagascar's children under five get these advantages means that Madagascar may not achieve its full potential long-term economic development. (
  • The national system of protected areas, managed by Madagascar National Parks, offers protection to some, but by no means all, of Madagascar's palm species," says Dr Russell Mittermeier, President of Conservation International and Chair of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group . (
  • We had previously worked in Madagascar in October and November 2017, supporting the Ministry of Health staff in tackling an outbreak of plague in the port city Tamatave (also known as Toamasina). (
  • Madagascar experienced a large outbreak of measles beginning in October 2018. (
  • 2018)‎. Rapport annuel OMS Madagascar. (
  • The silky sifaka is one of over 100 known species and subspecies of lemur found only in Madagascar. (
  • [2] The few families and genera of reptile that have reached Madagascar have diversified into more than 260 species, with over 90 percent of these being endemic [13] (including one endemic family). (
  • Endemic fish of Madagascar include two families, 15 genera and over 100 species, primarily inhabiting the island's freshwater lakes and rivers. (
  • Although invertebrates remain poorly studied on Madagascar, researchers have found high rates of endemism among the known species. (
  • The family Didiereaceae , composed of four genera and 11 species, is limited to the spiny forests of southwestern Madagascar. (
  • This species inhabits the whole east coast of Madagascar. (
  • About 40 species of lemurs are indigenous to Madagascar. (
  • This 760-sq-km park protects some of the last remnants of rainforest in southern Madagascar, as well as spiny forest and a remarkable 12 species of lemurs. (
  • Brookesia species tend to live within a very small area and the smallest of the newly found species -- Brookesia micra -- was found only on one remote islet in the protected Nosy Hara archipelago off the northern tip of Madagascar. (
  • But most urgent is to focus conservation efforts on these and other microendemic species in Madagascar which are heavily threatened by deforestation. (
  • Anas bernieri (Madagascar Teal) is a species of bird in the family Anatidae . (
  • This species is broadly distributed in northern, eastern and western Madagascar. (
  • Species in this genus have tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), however currently there have been no negative effects observed within amphibian populations in Madagascar suggesting the Bd strain has a low virulence level (Bletz et al . (
  • The discovery is already spurring conservationists to action in Madagascar, which is home to about 7 percent of the world's amphibian species. (
  • Madagascar harbors an extraordinary array of amphibian diversity, with more than 290 described species and over 200 undescribed candidate species. (
  • Hybrids of these two species with intermediate floral and vegetative morphology have been identified in Madagascar ( ISSG, 2012 ). (
  • Though they are listed as a species of least concern, due to a widespread population across a range of primary and disturbed habitats, greater Madagascar tenrecs do face the threat of overhunting. (
  • But this research may help scientists in Madagascar to take measures to protect certain species or sites from the invasive species, Wüster says. (
  • Researchers working in Madagascar recently discovered this and eight other species of assassin spiders a family of arachnids that feast on other eight-leggers during a four-year survey of the island nation's forests. (
  • The ancestors of the living Malagasy mammals must have arrived on Madagascar after the Cretaceous, and well after it was already an island. (
  • As the cultural shock wore off in Madagascar, the five-foot, nine-inch blonde Kelsey learned some Malagasy ("Isahy fotsy, Isahy be," or "I am white, I am big," to respond to gaping stares with humor, she says). (
  • For many years, it appeared that Malagasy frogs had been living in a Bd fungus-free zone of the world, protected by the natural island isolation of Madagascar. (
  • In these ceremonies, the Malagasy, or people of Madagascar, crack open the tombs every five to seven years, and gently lift the bodies out to be rewrapped in silk. (
  • There is currently an outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague in Madagascar. (
  • Experts warn that Madagascar faces a bubonic plague epidemic unless it slows the spread of the disease, the BBC reported Thursday . (
  • If detected early, the disease can be treated with antibiotics, But a lack of facilities and public shame have complicated efforts to halt the spread of bubonic plague to outlying parts of Madagascar. (
  • In Madagascar, one of the world's poorest countries, parents are desperate to vaccinate their children, many trudging for miles to get to clinics for shots. (
  • Madagascar is one of the world's poorest countries. (
  • Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history, with cases soaring well beyond 115,000, but resistance to vaccinating children is not the driving force behind the rise. (
  • the search for the ancestors of mammals that live on Madagascar today. (
  • A number of other mammals, including the cat-like fossa , are endemic to Madagascar. (
  • My original objective was to discover the remains of fossil mammals that inhabited Madagascar during the Late Cretaceous , at the end of the "Age of Dinosaurs. (
  • About the same time that we discovered these mammals in Madagascar, I became aware that colleagues in India had also discovered gondwanatheres there. (
  • Mention 'new mammals' and 'Madagascar', and most people will assume that you're talking about lemurs ( loads of new lemurs have been named over the past decade). (
  • Hints of its existence have actually been in the literature for a while: in Mammals of Madagascar [shown below: an excellent book], Nick Garbutt (1999) referred to the rumoured existence of "a small carnivore in the reedbeds around [Lake Alaotra]", the identity of which "remains a mystery" (p. 140). (
  • Greater Madagascar tenrecs are spiky, nocturnal, insect-eating small mammals. (
  • They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and they live only in Madagascar where they were one of the first mammals to colonize. (
  • David Krause searching for tiny fossil mammal teeth in northwestern Madagascar. (
  • If you are bitten or scratched by a dog or other mammal while in Madagascar, there may be limited or no rabies treatment available. (
  • This distinctive ecology has led some ecologists to refer to Madagascar as the "eighth continent", [5] and the island has been classified by Conservation International as a biodiversity hotspot. (
  • This isolation is not all bad - it is a large part of why Madagascar has such incredible biodiversity and unique cultural practices. (
  • A joint mission by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar, the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar, the World Health Organization, and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is ongoing to 1) conduct a field investigation of the cases to verify early reports, 2) review health facility records for any missed cases, 3) enhance the quality of AFP surveillance nationwide, and 4) plan for a nationwide house-to-house polio vaccination response. (
  • Madagascar was officially declared polio-free in 2005, but low rates of vaccination and poor sanitation have allowed the virus to make a come-back in recent years. (
  • Polio is transmitted by water," said Elke Wisch, UNICEF's representative in Madagascar. (
  • Pasteur Institute, Madagascar. (
  • Unsafe burial practices that involve touching corpses are another reason the disease spreads, according to a 2015 study by scientists at the Pasteur Institute in Madagascar. (
  • Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world yet has proposed to create more than 3,861 square miles of protected areas to provide for the long-term conservation of its marine resources, the release said. (
  • Nowadays, several types of dolphins swim around Madagascar, including humpback dolphins and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society , a nature conservancy organization in Madagascar. (
  • MacArthur has announced ten grants totaling more than $2.8 million in support of conservation and sustainable development efforts in Madagascar. (
  • [2] As recent as 2021, the "smallest reptile on earth" was also found in Madagascar, known as the Brookesia nana, or nano-chameleon. (
  • COVID-19 in Madagascar September 07, 2021 Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to Madagascar. (
  • Malaria is endemic in Madagascar. (
  • The volcanism was so extensive that in the late Cretaceous Madagascar may have been entirely covered in flood basalts from volcanism associated with this second rifting event. (
  • It was at this point in the end of the Cretaceous that Madagascar became entirely isolated from any other continent. (
  • If this is true, and the fossils that we find are approximately 65 million years old, it seems the mammalian fauna that existed on Madagascar during the Late Cretaceous ultimately went extinct without issue. (
  • In the Late Cretaceous Madagascar was characterized by a seasonal and semi-arid climate, much like that of Madagascar today. (
  • The El Niño phenomenon has compounded the woes of drought-stricken southern Madagascar, where 80% of the rural population is suffering from food insecurity. (
  • Madagascar later split from India about 88 million years ago, allowing plants and animals on the island to evolve in relative isolation. (
  • Between 84-95 million years ago rifting separated Seychelles and India from Madagascar. (
  • How could close relatives of western hemisphere animals be found so far to the east, in Madagascar and India? (
  • A plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed at least 74 people and 805 cases have been reported so far. (
  • Madagascar is one of Africa's poorest nations, with about 80 percent of its 25 million people living on less than $2 per day. (
  • Last year, 63 people died in Madagascar, out of a total of 275 cases, according to the World Health Organization. (
  • And the quality of drinking water in Madagascar is dire because most people practice open air defecation," she added. (
  • The three cousins are among the almost 1,000 people, mostly children, who have died from measles in Madagascar since October. (
  • The vaccines must be kept cold, but less than 15 percent of people in Madagascar have electricity. (
  • At least 922 people - mostly children - have died of measles in Madagascar since October, the WHO says, despite an emergency program that has vaccinated 2.2 million of the 26 million population so far. (
  • The worst recent disaster - cyclone Ivan - affected 330,000 people when it struck north-eastern Madagascar in February 2008. (
  • Many people in Madagascar cannot afford to see a doctor or buy medicine, and health centers often are understaffed or have poorly qualified workers. (
  • With less than 20 million people, foreign corporations lack the incentive to develop, transport, and market many goods in Madagascar. (
  • All consular services and visa support for residents of the countries listed below are provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Madagascar. (
  • The U.S. embassy in Madagascar said flights in and out of the airport had been suspended, but Britain's Foreign Office said in a travel advisory that the airport had reopened and that flights would resume on Monday. (
  • Our latest Madagascar articles include ideas for family-friendly holidays to this fascinating island, where to spot endangered lemurs, as well as the latest news and sustainable travel information. (
  • Escape to Madagascar - the magical island which is home to some of the world's most spectacular and least explored tropical forests, white sand beaches and coral reefs. (
  • Sites in closed humid forests of northwest Madagascar and a montane ericoid formation of the central highlands show only low to moderate Sporormiella percentages before humans. (
  • Greater Madagascar tenrecs are found throughout the island of Madagascar, where they live in dry forests, across farmlands and even in towns and urban areas. (
  • It is supported by CDC staff, in collaboration with WHO Madagascar and in partnership with the Ministry of Health. (
  • Betania is coastal village in Western Madagascar south of Morondava with a population of around 2400 Vezo fishermen. (
  • To reduce the vulnerability and strengthen the resilience of recurrent drought-affected rural population in the Great South of Madagascar. (
  • Over the past years, the population of southern Madagascar has experienced a dramatic reduction in crop production. (
  • Madagascar has about 400 plague cases per year, or more than half of the world's total, according to a 2016 World Health Organisation report. (
  • The BBC reported that last year that Madagascar had 256 plague cases and 60 deaths - the highest number in the world. (
  • For their study, the researchers screened more than 4,100 amphibians across Madagascar and confirmed the presence of Bd in five locations on the island. (
  • So far, there have been no frog deaths reported in Madagascar that are associated with Bd , but the researchers say that shouldn't prevent the development of an aggressive strategy for monitoring, preventing, and mitigating the infection. (
  • Behier, J. (1960): Contribution á la Minéralogie de Madagascar. (
  • Despite achieving independence in 1960, Madagascar is still largely run like a colony with an economy closely tied to resource extraction. (
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has assigned a malaria resident advisor in Madagascar since 2008 under the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). (
  • The U.S. is one of the largest bilateral donors to Madagascar, which is a priority country for the President's Malaria Initiative. (
  • CDC recommends that travelers going to certain areas of Madagascar take prescription medicine to prevent malaria. (
  • Malaria information for Madagascar. (
  • 2. This State shall be a Republic, unique and indivisible, and shall be named "Republic of Madagascar. (
  • 1. The Republic of Madagascar shall be organized in decentralized territorial entities whose autonomy shall guaranteed by the Constitution. (
  • Madagascar is the third country (and first Francophone country) to pilot a strategy to improve the management, quality and use of immunization and VPD surveillance data. (
  • Madagascar is an amazing country. (
  • Madagascar is a destination country for Chinese tourists. (
  • Can you name the Country Quiz: Madagascar? (
  • Madagascar is classified as a least developed country and is also a low-income, food-deficit nation. (
  • WFP carries out a school feeding programme across the southern regions of Madagascar, which has the highest illiteracy rate in the country (55 percent) as well as being vulnerable to recurrent drought and food insecurity. (
  • The Madagascar Plate or Madagascar block was once attached to the Gondwana supercontinent and later the Indo-Australian Plate. (
  • Madagascar was formerly located in the central part of the supercontinent Gondwana. (
  • The Madagascar plate experienced two major rifting events during the break-up of Gondwana. (
  • The tectonic evolution of central and northern Madagascar and its place in the final assembly of Gondwana. (
  • Madagascar day gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis madagascariensis) is a diurnal subspecies of geckos. (
  • Its broad rufous collar is distinctive, and it is easily distinguished from the paler, more streaky-patterned Madagascar nightjar C. madagascariensis (these two are the only nightjars on Madagascar). (
  • C. madagascariensis is native to the north-western coast of Madagascar ( USDA-ARS, 2012 ). (
  • Already threatened by global warming, these fishermen now have to struggle against Chinese fishing vessels amid news of a highly controversial deal with Chinese investors and Madagascar parastatal entities. (
  • Last April, for instance, a group from Madagascar visited Peru to learn how the Peruvian government cut chronic malnutrition by half in less than a decade. (
  • As a result of the island's long isolation from neighboring continents, Madagascar is home to an abundance of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. (
  • Further research is essential to fully understand the distribution, origin, type and virulence of Bd lineages found in Madagascar (Bletz et al . (
  • Ninety-nine percent of the frogs in Madagascar are only found in Madagascar," said Falitiana Rabemananjara, coordinator of the Chytrid Emergency Cell in Madagascar and co-author on the paper. (
  • Samonds found the fossilized vertebra on Nosy Makamby, a tiny island off the northwest coast of Madagascar, in 2010. (
  • Nosy Makamby, the tiny island off the northwest coast of Madagascar where Karen Samonds found the fossil. (
  • Rabid dogs are commonly found in Madagascar. (
  • In Nigeria, the national drugs watchdog found no evidence of curative properties, according to the health ministry, and stocks of the drink sent by Madagascar remain in storage. (
  • The composition of Madagascar 's wildlife reflects the fact that the island has been isolated for about 88 million years. (
  • Parc National Zombitse-Vohibasia protects one of the last stands of dense dry forest in all of southern Madagascar, a bird-rich island of foliage in the heart of a denuded semi-desert landscape. (
  • The geophysicists tell us that Madagascar became an island, isolated in the Indian Ocean, approximately 85-90 million years ago. (
  • It was ensconced in marine rock by the shore, and it dated to well after the time that Madagascar became an isolated island, Samonds said. (
  • Madagascar is an extraordinary and exotic island paradise. (
  • The hope now is that the Bd fungus strain in Madagascar will be non-threatening to the native frogs," said Raxworthy. (
  • Madagascar has seen lower numbers of deaths from the plague in the past two years, but an alarmingly higher rate of contracting the pneumonic form of the disease - the kind that is airborne and can kill you in 24 hours. (
  • World Wildlife Funds Madagascar Programme has received $350,000 over three years to begin the process of formally establishing the Nosy Hara Archipelago as a designated marine protected area in the northwest coastal area of Madagascar. (
  • In the Human Development Index of 2003, an indicator created by the United Nations Development Programme which measures achievements in terms of life expectancy, educational attainment and adjusted real income, Madagascar was ranked #149 out of 175 counties. (
  • For those sailing to Madagascar from neighbouring countries and wanting to stay longer than 90 days, a visa in advance is required. (
  • This paper will provide a road map for Madagascar to plan and manage these resources and the methods should prove affordable and useful for the poorest countries where adaptation to climate change will make marine spatial planning a critical part of a successful response. (
  • Madagascar dispatched the drink to several African countries, but doubt about its claims prevail there too. (
  • The new architecture will also allow Zain Madagascar to reduce the number and size of its main core network sites. (
  • Insufficient and irregular rainfall in three regions in southern Madagascar in late 2008 and early 2009 had a devastating impact on last year's main harvest, leaving many vulnerable families in need of assistance. (
  • Unfortunately this extremely high degree of threat in Madagascar is not unique to palms. (
  • A single fossilized backbone is the first evidence on record that dolphins once swam around the waters of ancient Madagascar, scientists say. (
  • An international team of scientists and doctors are using a hand held DNA sequencer in the fight against tuberculosis in remote parts of Madagascar. (
  • They also inhabit local huts and banana trees in the east coast of Madagascar because it has a humid and warm climate. (
  • The monsoon, bringing rain to the northwest coast of Madagascar and the plateau, is most noticeable during the hot, humid season. (
  • That means that if the Bd presence in Madagascar is lethal or becomes lethal to frogs, we could lose a significant portion of the world's amphibian diversity. (
  • China and Madagascar have been experiencing smooth development of bilateral ties since they established diplomatic relations on Nov. 6, 1972. (
  • Southern Madagascar is characterized by a semi-arid climate, and is regularly affected by periods of drought, along with drying winds and wind erosion. (
  • Recommended for unvaccinated travelers one year old or older going to Madagascar. (
  • Recommended for unvaccinated travelers of all ages to Madagascar. (
  • The Madagascar national team have defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the African Cup of Nations. (
  • The victory means Madagascar top Group B, and the Super Eagles come second. (
  • The Madagascar national team on Sunday defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their last group game of the ongoing African Cup of Nations. (
  • Separated by 63 places in FIFA's latest ranking, the Super Eagles of Nigeria were knocked off their exalted perch by the Barea of Madagascar on Sunday. (
  • When Rajaonarimampianina took power in January 2014 -- after the first democratic elections since 2006 -- it was hoped Madagascar would finally emerge from a deep political and economic crisis. (
  • She stressed that the United States is looking forward to working productively with President-elect Rajaonarimampianina as Madagascar implements the roadmap for the restoration of democracy developed by the Southern African Development Community in 2011. (
  • Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampianina was born on November 6, 1958 to a simple family in Madagascar. (
  • In 1991, Mr. Rajaonarimampianina went back to Madagascar and worked as accountant. (
  • Madagascar has been inhabited by human beings for the relatively short period of about 1,300 years. (
  • The plague nearly disappeared from Madagascar for 60 years, starting in 1930, but re-emerged in recent decades. (
  • One major impediment to our understanding has been the lack of a Cenozoic [65.5 million years ago to present] fossil record, the time period when many animal groups are thought to have arrived [in Madagascar]," Samonds said. (
  • It's the most important discovery in Madagascar for the past 20 or 30 years. (
  • National Geographic Emerging Explorer Dr. Luke Dollar, a biologist, has been returning to Madagascar for the past 17 years. (
  • Sporormiella percentages are very high in prehuman southwest Madagascar, but at the site with best stratigraphic resolution the spore declines sharply by ≈1,720 yr B.P. (radiocarbon years ago). (
  • The current outbreak of the plague is "an example of the power of poverty to turn back the clock of time and set back progress," said Peter Small, an infectious disease-trained clinician and founding director of the Global Health Institute who has been working on plague in Madagascar for several years. (
  • BirdLife International received a grant of $275,000 over three years to work with Aisty, a local nongovernmental organization, to help conserve the wetlands of southwest Madagascar. (
  • At some point eight to 10 years ago, some toads stowed away on a ship in Asia, possibly Ho Chi Minh City , and hitched a ride to Madagascar. (
  • Madagascar has been isolated for tens of millions of years," notes Wüster. (
  • It lives on the eastern coast of Madagascar and typically inhabits rainforests and dwells on trees. (
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  • From the 16th to the late 19th century, a native Merina Kingdom dominated much of Madagascar. (