Madagascar

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Republic of Madagascar
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Location  Africa
Capital  Antananarivo
Area  587,041 sq km
Population  25,683,610
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  • A new lizard species has been discovered in Madagascar and named 'Moby Dick' mermaid skink for its flipper-like forelimbs and unpigmented skin, France's National Centre for Scientific Research said on 15 January 2013.[1]

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  • The number of tourists visiting Madagascar increased by 20 percent year-on-year in 2016, bringing numbers back to visitor levels last seen before a 2009 coup, the Ministry of Tourism revealed on 20 January 2017. Figures released showed that the number of visitors to the Indian Ocean island increased from 244,321 to 293,195.

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  • The African Union lifted its suspension of Madagascar's membership on 27 January 2014 after a new president took office following the island's first election since a coup five years ago.[2]

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  • Scientists have discovered a new species of dwarf lemur in the forests of northern Madagascar. The researchers have named the new dwarf lemur Cheirogaleus shethi, as revealed on 7 February 2017.[3]

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  • On 15 February 2012 a group of biologists announced they have discovered the world's tiniest chameleon, a distinctive lizard, - small enough to fit on a matchstick - on an offshore Madagascan island.[4]

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  • The World Bank on 27 February 2014 approved $65 million credit in emergency financing to Madagascar to help the country provide food security for 13 million people who are coping with a continuing locust infestation and drought.[5]

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  • Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad was elected as the president of the Confederation of African Football in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on 16 March 2017.[6]

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  • Belo-sur-Mer—Kirindy-Mitea in Madagascar, the biosphere reserve that includes watershed upstream and marine and coastal ecosystems downstream, was added to the list of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves on 19 March 2016. The list recognizes regions that have maintained a healthy economy while hanging on to significant environmental values.

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  • Biologists from Madagascar, Germany and the United States on 26 March 2013 unveiled two new species of mouse lemur -- tiny, big-eyed animals that inhabit the forests of Madagascar. Scientists compared DNA, body mass and length, skull and tooth size and coat coloring to declare Microcebus marohita and Microcebus tanosi to be separate species.[7]

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  • MIHARI, a civil society movement to safeguard marine resources in Madagascar, won a 2019 Whitley Award.[8]

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  • Madagascar and 25 other nations from Africa on 10 June 2015 signed a historic free trade pact, Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), that will ease the movement of goods across member countries in next five years. Once fully implemented, the 26-nation TFTA will be the continent's largest free-trade zone.

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  • Association Anja Miray from Madagascar was honored with the 2012 Equator Prize by the United Nations for their leading model of community-based forest management in the country.[9]

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  • The UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee named the Rainforests of the Atsinanana as a World Heritage Site in 2007. The forests are unique to Madagascar’s isolated biodiversity that evolved in isolation after the island broke off from all other landmasses 60 million years ago. They are home to many primates and a great number of threatened mammal species.[10]

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  • The Madagascar robotics team won a bronze medal in the Sofia Kovalevskaya Award for International Journey category at the FIRST Global robotics competition in Washington DC on 16 July 2017.[11]

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  • The number of tourists visiting Madagascar jumped 16 percent in the first half of 2011 from a year earlier, according to the official data revealed on 16 August 2011. Stable political environment of the country helped boost the tourism industry - a key source of foreign exchange for Madagascar.[12]

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  • Government of Madagascar created - Makira Natural Park - nation’s largest protected area. On 17 August 2012 the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the construction of this massive lemur park for Madagascar's dwindling lemur population.[13]

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  • On 25 October 2013 Madagascar held first presidential vote since 2009 coup meant to restore democracy and pull the island nation out of the crisis it plunged into after the coup.[14]

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  • A new species of nocturnal gecko has been discovered in northern Madagascar, as announced on 10 November 2014. The new gecko species, Paroedura hordiesi, is also proposed to be classified as Critically Endangered.[15]

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  • A new species of fork-marked lemur was discovered in Madagascar. Revealed on 13 December 2010, researcher considered it as yet another remarkable discovery from the island of Madagascar.[16]

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  • Cécile Manorohanta was the first female Prime Minster of Madagascar. She served as Acting Prime Minister of Madagascar from 18 to 20 December 2009.

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  • Photographer Ramanambahoaka Tolotra Andriamparany Mickael of Madagascar was named as one of the winners of the 2017 World Meteorological Organization Water Ways Photo Competition.

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