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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...

2014-03-26 23:23:06

MOSI's IMAX DOME Theatre is the only venue playing Islands of Lemurs: Madagascar in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, a breathtaking new giant screen adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures’, is coming to MOSI’s IMAX® Dome Theatre on Friday, April 4. MOSI’s IMAX DOME Theatre is the only place in the Tampa Bay area that Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is playing. This spectacular documentary takes viewers on a journey to the remote...

2014-03-26 23:01:59

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman, "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" tells the story of Earth’s most endangered primates. The film's charismatic stars nearly leap off giant screen into audiences' hearts. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 IMAX® and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” will open on Fri., April 4 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman, this spectacular giant-screen...

2014-03-24 12:25:38

Trailblazing Scientist and Her Work Also Star in the Upcoming IMAX® Nature Documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Premiering April 4 STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stony Brook University's 2014 "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor devoted primatologist and conservationist Dr. Patricia C. Wright, on Wednesday, April 16 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. As she is being feted by her University, Dr. Wright will be enjoying stardom of another...

2014-03-13 08:27:24

Veggie Tales Reboot Also Joins New Series Line-Up LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- King Julien has officially decreed that Turbo and his Fast Action Stunt Team cannot hog all the extreme fun. In an effort to appease the lively lemur from Madagascar, DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are announcing three new original series to debut on the world's leading Internet television network in late 2014: King Julien (in his very own show, of course), Puss in Boots (the legendary...

2014-02-20 12:03:42

Study authors mull solutions for addressing less support for protected areas and species restrictions Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups have found that the fishing villages of Madagascar—a country with little history of natural resource regulation—are generally supportive of fishing regulations, an encouraging finding that bodes well for sustainable strategies needed to reduce poverty in the island...

2014-02-10 08:22:47

Perseus Books Group Tapped for Sales and Distribution of Titles Based on Beloved DreamWorks Characters and Franchises GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) is putting pen to paper with the launch of DreamWorks Press, an in-house operation which will publish digital and print books inspired by the studio's vast IP library. The newly formed division will also join with The Perseus Books Group for the sale and distribution of its digital and...

NASA Sees Birth Of Tropical Cyclone Deliwe
2014-01-17 13:19:51

NASA The tropical depression southwest of Madagascar on January 16 developed into a tropical cyclone early on January 17 as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured its birth. When Aqua passed over newborn Tropical Cyclone Deliwe on January 17 at 10:55 UTC/5:55 a.m. EST  the MODIS instrument or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer took a picture of it. Deliwe was previously known as Tropical Depression 09S. In the MODIS image bands of thunderstorms stretched west...


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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.