Photo of New Species: Guibemantis liber (Madagascar)
A frog of the new species ‘guibemantis liber’ is seen in this undated picture released by the Spanish Scientific Research Council.
A political crisis in Madgascar is hurting conservation of the Indian Ocean island’s unique wildlife, a study shows.
‘The political instability is allowing the cutting of the forest within national parks, generating a lot of uncertainty about the future of the planned network of protected areas,’ David Vieites, researcher at the Spanish National Natural Sciences Museum, said in a statement.
The world’s fourth-largest island, known for exotic creatures such as the ring-tailed lemur and poisonous frogs, is a biodiversity hotspot.
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- 05/11/2009 / 7:40 am
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