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This Documentary Has More to Offer Than Lemurs

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.04.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

I thought this movie would be a story of a specific lemur living in Madagascar, but I was very wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for the wonderful adventure I experienced. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a fantastic documentary that every animal or nature lover will enjoy.

It's About Time You Knew Exactly Where Vanilla Comes From

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Taste

It turns out that vanilla is anything but boring.

Is There New Hope for Madagascar?

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Russell Mittermeier

Madagascar is one of the world's most unusual countries -- an iconic "hotspot" in every sense of the word. It has also been the site of devastating poverty and environmental destruction, accelerated in recent years by an ineffective, corrupt government.

Bizarre and Beautiful: Five Amazing Creatures Found Only in Madagascar

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

From invisible geckos and colorful chameleons to strange primates and otherworldly insects, here are a few amazing creatures that you may see while visiting what is arguably the most unique country in the world.

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...

Madagascar's Radio DJ President Jockeys for Power

Jason Pack | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Jason Pack

Madagascar's recent election, on Dec. 20, 2013, offers important lessons for western policymakers seeking to repair broken democracies. The Indian Ocean island may seem politically irrelevant, but the lessons it can teach us should not be ignored.

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

minube | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
minube

From a candle-lit desert oasis to a dreamy tropical archipelago, here are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

The Gift That Can't Be Gift Wrapped

Ernest Randriarimalala | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Ernest Randriarimalala

Never could I have imagined the huge differences between life in Madagascar and life in England. In the same way that I never really thought twice about not having clean water and a toilet while growing up; people in London don't think twice about having it. That is just the way it is. Imagine, though, if poor communities had that same gift, that same opportunity!

The Cartoon Farce of Madagascar's Election

Jason Pack | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jason Pack

On Friday, Malagasies will supposedly choose who will lead them through these turbulent times. Because that choice is likely to be little more than an electoral farce, the international community will also have to make a choice.

Pointers, Please, for Spotting Wild Life: Mr. Magoo on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Serendipity does sometimes smile upon me, and it did a few months ago when I was on a tossing, rolling tin motorboat on the roiling South Pacific off the Austral island of Rurutu in French Polynesia, looking for whales.

French Tourist Mutilated, Burned Alive By Madagascar Mob

Evening Standard, London | Peter Allen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

A mild mannered father-of-one screamed ‘I am innocent!’ seconds before being burnt alive by a rampaging mob on an idyllic holiday beach, it emerge...

100 Whales Killed By Controversial Oil Mapping Technique

Agence France Presse | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green

A noisy technology that blasts sounds below water to map the ocean for oil is being blamed for 100 melon headed whale deaths off Madagascar, experts s...

ExxonMobil Oil and Gas Exploration Is Root Cause of Whale Deaths in Madagascar

Jackie Savitz | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Jackie Savitz

This new science, combined with today's report on the whales killed by seismic technology in Madagascar, should be reason enough to at least put this proposal on hold, if not stop it in its tracks.

Zap the Fear

Kevin Richberg | Posted 10.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Kevin Richberg

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMalaria is the modern traveler's bogeyman, the creature lurking outside your room, waiting for you to fall asleep, intent on "getting you!" There are very few fears I hear more from tentative travelers than: "but what about malaria?"

U.S. Embassies In 4 African Countries Also Closed

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The U.S. State Department closed its embassies in four sub-Saharan African nations as part of a heightened security alert, days...

Let Us End Fistula in Our Lifetime

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Imagine living with a condition which forced you to change your wet, soiled clothes every few hours or which led to your family abandoning you or being shunned by your community. This is the reality of life for over two million women and girls suffering from obstetric fistula.

WaXed Episode 7 -- Greg Long

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 07.13.2013 | San Francisco
Cyrus Saatsaz

This week's episode features an exclusive interview with the greatest big wave surfer on the planet Greg Long.

Odd New Dinosaur Identified On Indian Ocean Island

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

Think scientists have discovered all the dinosaurs there are to find? Think again. Paleontologists who unearthed seven vertebrae and a few rib fra...

Animal Adventurer Bucket List Hotel Guide (PHOTOS)

Kensington Tours | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours

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Locust Plague Invades Madagascar

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.28.2013 | World

Madagascar needs over $41 million (32 million euros) to battle a locust plague as swarms of insects blot out the sky in the south of the island nation...

The World's Only Pirate Cemetery?

Kip Patrick | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Kip Patrick

Cyclones and centuries have worn away many of the well-aged engravings on the stone markers.

Freedom in the World 2013: Winners and Losers

Freedom House | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Arch Puddington and Jennifer Dunham *Arch Puddington is vice president for research at Freedom House, and Jennifer Dunham is the research a...

Travel Trends Coming In 2013

Kensington Tours | Posted 02.16.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Asian safaris, river cruises and much more.

Living With Lemurs

Janice Harper | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Janice Harper

Next time you think about the tragedy of the lemurs, look to your own patterns of consumption that lay waste to our globe. Not a one of us is off the hook on this one.

25 Primate Species Reportedly On The Brink Of Extinction

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 12.14.2012 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twenty-five species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them ...