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2008-09-09 09:00:29

Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq:GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced an agreement with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE:DWA) to develop and publish the mobile game to launch in conjunction with the March 2009 film release of "Monsters vs. Aliens." The film reinvents the classic '50s monster movie into an irreverent modern day action comedy. "We're excited to build on our relationship with DreamWorks to bring the mobile game based on this highly-anticipated film to...

2008-09-08 09:00:29

LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that the IMAX release of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa has been extended to include the Thanksgiving holiday, and will now run into December. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience(R) and play for a full run in IMAX(R) theatres, including select new IMAX(R) Digital...

2008-09-01 09:00:17

Text of report by Malagasy privately-owned daily newspaper L'Express de Madagascar website on 1 September The government has not been particularly vocal over the demonstrations held in some districts on Friday. It appears as if the government wishes to give the impression that it attaches little importance to these events. President Ravalomanana has issued no statement on yesterday's rallies organized by the opposition in several towns. The head of state's speech broadcast on Ny...

2008-08-31 06:00:21

Excerpt from report by Malagasy privately-owned daily newspaper L'Express de Madagascar website on 30 August It was a scene yesterday on the 13 May Square in Analakely. Five masked elements of the Special Security and Intervention Group (GSIS) arrested opposition leader Henri Lecacheur in the middle of a meeting. The elements accomplished their mission in a flash. [Passage omitted] A security official contacted by phone last night said that Henri Lecacheur is detained at the Fiadanana...

2008-08-14 06:00:29

By Anthony Breznican GLENDALE, Calif. -- It was a bittersweet morning Wednesday at DreamWorks Animation, as the makers of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa showed off the first footage of the film -- much of it highlighted by a lion voiced by the late Bernie Mac. The sequel to the 2005 comedy about zoo animals lost in the wild comes out Nov. 7, and this time the foursome -- a lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), a hypochondriac giraffe (David Schwimmer), a restless zebra (Chris Rock) and a hippo...

2008-08-13 18:00:00

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2008) - Niko Resources Ltd. (TSX:NKO) reports results for the three months ended June 30, 2008. PRESIDENT'S REPORT to SHAREHOLDERS OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS New Ventures - In May of 2008, Niko signed a production sharing contract (PSC) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq whereby it will operate and currently has a 36 percent participating interest in the 846 square kilometre block. - In July of 2008, Niko signed a Heads of Agreement whereby it will...

2008-07-22 18:00:50

EnerMad Corp. (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has executed a Heads of Agreement with Niko Resources Ltd. (TSX: NKO) ("Niko"), whereby it will farm-out an interest in its Grand Prix block production sharing agreement ("PSC") to Niko. The Grand Prix block covers oil and gas prospects in an area of approximately 16,845 square kilometers (4.1 million acres) situated in the Mozambique Channel offshore Madagascar's Morandava Basin on the west coast. Niko has committed to fund...

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2008-07-22 14:30:00

Experts on Tuesday said the discovery of 30-40 endangered greater bamboo lemurs living far outside the only other area they were known to exist has renewed hope for the survival of the species. They were found in the Torotorofotsy wetlands of east central Madagascar, more than 400 km (240 miles) north of the isolated pockets of bamboo forest where the rest of the known populations of the species live. Edward Louis, a U.S. conservation geneticist who coordinated the joint research, said...

2008-07-13 15:00:16

Thirteen people, including eight Taiwanese businessmen in a stalled boat taking on water are missing off the Madagascar coast, sources said. An unidentified Chinese embassy official said the missing group, which also includes a Chinese national and four crew members, were traveling from Sainte Marie island near northeastern Madagascar, China's official state-run news agency, Xinhua, reported Sunday. Meanwhile, an unnamed source told the news agency the ship had begun taking on water...

2008-07-05 18:00:15

DUDLEY children have found the "write" lines to link up with a school in Madagascar, thanks to a pioneering conservation project at Dudley Zoo. Pupils at Hillcrest Secondary School, Netherton, have joined the zoo's fund-raising project to protect wildlife on the Indian Ocean island and are liaising via a zoo partnership. Zoo chief executive Peter Suddock said: "Hillcrest students were among the first in the region to sign up to our outreach programmes and learned all about the plight of...


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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