Madagascar is well known for its very high number of amphibian species (more than 220), and their endemism (more than 99% are exclusive). However, the habitat degradation and deforestation pose serious conservation problems regarding frogs and their survival.
In the last fifteen years many surveys have been carried out in rainforests, dry forests and other environments, providing a large amount of distributional, ecological, and taxonomical information. In order to achieve a positive conservation outcome, it is necessary to develop a new scientific alliance that fosters a multi-focused program for the forthcoming years.
Madagascar holds the potential to become a worldwide model for a concerted and collaborative effort of researchers, institutions and NGOs to set up a system of efficient protection, study and long-term monitoring of amphibians. This publication discusses the proposed conservation programs for this important country.
ISBN: 978-88-86041-83-6. In English and French. $14.95
Sahonagasy Action Plan: Conservation Programs for the Amphibians of Madagascar
can be purchased directly from Conservation International. Simply print and fill out the order form, and follow the instructions to mail it or fax it to CI.
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