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.


Photo: 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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