Monday, October 12, 2009

Madagascar’s remarkable biodiversity threatened by gangs

On the island nation of Madagascar, 80 percent of the plants and animals can’t be found anywhere else on Earth. Remarkable. Precious. But political unrest has led to the slaughter of endangered species, the logging of rare trees by “logging gangs and bushmeat hunters… pushing some to the brink of extinction.” (New Scientist)

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.