Featured video: in-depth look at Madagascar's Ranomafauna National Park

Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com
April 03, 2013



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A new film Nosy Maitso takes a look at the people, researchers, and wildlife connected to Madagascar's Ranomafauna National Park. Apart of a World Heritage Site, the park was established in 1991 after a new species of lemur, the golden bamboo lemur (Hapalemur aureus), was discovered in its forests in the 1980s. The golden bamboo lemur is currently listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List.

Today the park is one of the island-nation's best known protected areas and helps conserve a rich selection of Madagascar's distinct biodiversity, including 115 species of birds, 90 species of butterflies, and 160 herps (reptiles and amphibians). At least 11 lemur species are found in the park. To see photos from the park: Ranomafauna National Park.















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