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New Species Of Ancient Chirping Giant Pill-millipedes Discovered On Madagascar
2014-06-09 03:18:14

Pensoft Publishers An international team of researchers comprised of Thomas Wesener, Museum Koenig, Bonn, Daniel Le, Field Museum, Chicago and Stephanie Loria, American Museum of Natural History, New York, discovered seven new species of chirping giant pill-millipedes on Madagascar. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. The species discovered all belong to the genus Sphaeromimus, which is Latin for 'small ball animal'. However, the designation 'small' is not always...

2014-06-05 23:07:48

Cupcake Digital and DreamWorks Animation released a new original read and play app today, titled How To Train Your Dragon 2 (The Official Storybook App), based on the highly anticipated DreamWorks Animation film How to Train Your Dragon 2, arriving in theaters June 13, 2014. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Cupcake Digital and DreamWorks Animation released a new original read and play app today, titled How To Train Your Dragon 2 (The Official Storybook App), based on the highly...

2014-06-03 23:16:54

Lemur Conservation Foundation’s conservation education program for educators, the 'Teachers’ Institute,' is hosting the first ‘Ako Project Workshop for Educators’ from June 12-14 at our conservation habitats in Myakka City, FL. The Teachers' Institute helps educators inspire the next generation of 'conservationeers' through the S.T.R.E.A.M. concept teaching model and engagement with lemurs, the iconic animal of Madagascar. Myakka City, FL (PRWEB) June 03, 2014...

2014-05-27 16:21:58

Spotlight now on Zanzibar and China WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kenyan authorities seized 34 containers of illegally-sourced rosewood from Madagascar at the port of Mombasa yesterday, the largest ever recorded seizure of its kind. Information obtained by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and shared with Kenyan Wildlife Service indicates that the containers carrying the illicit logs, stolen from Madagascar's unique forests, were loaded in Zanzibar,...

2014-05-22 04:21:17

DreamPlay Blends Entertainment and Learning with Interactive Experiences Featuring DreamWorks Animation's Most Beloved Characters and Worlds MANILA, Philippines, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated casino resort developer Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation ("Melco Crown Philippines" or the "Company"), a company listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange ("PSE") with trading symbol "MCP" and a subsidiary of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited ("Melco Crown Entertainment")...

2014-05-20 16:24:34

Elite Spy Squad Moves their Mission Up to Thanksgiving Weekend GLENDALE, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The most beloved birds on the global espionage scene, the Penguins of Madagascar, have been recruited for a super-secret mission to save the world from a cunning madman this Thanksgiving. "As top-secret spies, we rarely send press releases," said squad leader Skipper, "But yeah, we've been asked to save the world this Thanksgiving. Just once, can't a madman try to wreak...

2014-05-13 04:21:24

Conservation hero wins $250,000 and the Lilly Medal for work saving Madagascar's lemurs INDIANAPOLIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For her heroic and selfless dedication to protecting the lemurs, ecosystems and people of Madagascar, Indianapolis Zoological Society officials today announced Dr. Patricia Chappelle Wright as winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. As the Indianapolis Prize winner, Wright, a distinguished professor of...

2014-04-15 23:07:00

The natural skin care company has partnered with Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network in an effort to help conserve biodiversity and create jobs in Madagascar. Sterling, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 For over a decade, Shea Terra Organics, a natural skin care line made using indigenous African ingredients, has provided 100% Pure Tamanu Oil (Certified Organic) from Madagascar. Starting this month, the oil that customers have come to love for its healing and anti-aging benefits will now be...

2014-04-14 23:08:10

Dr. Patricia Wright will share her experiences with lemurs and with the making of the film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar." Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Dr. Patricia Wright, the trailblazing scientist featured in the new IMAX® movie “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” will talk about her work with these endangered primates in a special presentation on Thurs., April 17 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Dr. Wright, a professor of biological anthropology at Stony Brook...

2014-03-27 16:23:51

Partnering with a range of organizations focused on wildlife preservation, Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment will help conduct a national week of lemur activities timed to the release of the new IMAX®3D documentary 'Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar' LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corp., in partnership with a range of organizations dedicated to the cause of wildlife preservation, is proud to support a weeklong series of events...


Latest Madagascar Reference Libraries

Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

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2013-04-23 13:18:30

The Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) is an exceptionally rare diving duck belonging to the genus Aythya. Thought to be extinct in the late 1990s, specimens of this species were rediscovered at Lake Matsaborimena in Madagascar in 2006. Only 60 individuals remain after 18 ducklings hatched in a captive breeding center in April 2012. Based on the accounts written by Webb and Delacour’s in the 1920s and 1930s, it seemed that the bird was still relatively common at Lake Alaotra. The duck...

Greater Dwarf Lemur, Cheirogaleus major
2012-09-03 07:04:56

The greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), also known as Geoffroy's dwarf lemur, is native only to the island of Madagascar. This species can be found in northern and eastern regions of the island, preferring a habitat within primary and secondary forests, or arid scrub areas. It is a nocturnal species that rests and sleeps in nests made of twigs, leaves, and grasses or in trees with hollow areas. It was thought that a color variation of the greater dwarf lemur, the greater iron-gray dwarf...

Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur, Lepilemur sahamalazensis
2012-08-08 09:26:25

The Sahamalaza sportive lemur (Lepilemur sahamalazensis) is native to the island of Madagascar, where its range is limited to the Sahamalaza Peninsula found in northwestern Madagascar. Because this area is a converging point for two types of habitats, including arid deciduous forests, this lemur resides in both primary and secondary forests. The Sahamalaza sportive lemur is a newly discovered species, along with 14 other members in the Lepilemur genus. Because of this, its taxonomic status...

Crowned Sifaka, Propithecus coronatus
2012-08-08 08:43:18

The crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus) is native to Madagascar, with a range that extends to the Mahavavy River in the southwest. The northeastern border of this range is the Betsiboka River. It has been reported that the crowned sifaka occurs in south and southeast Madagascar, which may broaden its range. It prefers to reside in arid deciduous forests in western Madagascar. The crowned sifaka can reach an average body length of 3.3 feet, with a tail length between 1.5 and 1.8 feet....

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