Leaping lemur (picture & video)
Verreaux’s sifaka is a lemur which can be spotted in Madagascar’s deciduous forest habitats including Andohahela, Berenty, Beza-Mahafaly, Isalo, and Kirindy.
Devastation, Madagascar – tar sands project in the land of lemurs
Total’s proposed tar sands operation in Madagascar is potentially the dirtiest mining operation its kind in the world, in a region where the local people have few options but to live next to it. If, as some charge, Total helped bring down a democratically elected government in order to install a regime that would favour their tar sands project, it’s likely that international campaigns against Total and their social and environmental record could well expand.
Picture: Christmas chameleon
Male panther chameleon near Maroantsetra, Madagascar.
Video: wildlife in Madagascar’s Ankarafantsika National Park
Ankarafantsika National Park (‘Ampijoroa’), in north-west Madagascar, a wildlife hotspot packed with a wonderful array of lemurs, rare birds and reptiles.
Find the chameleon playing dead
Somewhere in this photo is the horned leaf chameleon (Brookesia superciliaris) playing dead. Native to Madagascar, Brookesia chameleons are among the world’s tiniest reptiles. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. To learn more about Brookesia chameleons, including just how small they really are, and see more photos: Brookesia chameleons. If you can’t find the chameleon, it is revealed...
Unidentified moth emerges from the dark
An as yet unidentified moth in Madagascar. Photo taken at Andasibe-Perinet-Analamazoatra. Photo by Rhett A. Butler, 2009. If you have information about the identity of this species, please contact us. To see more photos of moths and butterflies in...