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Nosy Be s'affirme plus que jamais comme une destination phare du tourisme malgache. Cette le envotante, au large des ctes nord-ouest du pays, distille gnreusement
 

Summary: Madagascar
Madagascar
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Nosy Be s'affirme plus que jamais comme une destination phare du tourisme malgache.
Cette île envoûtante, au large des côtes nord-ouest du pays, distille généreusement
ses charmes et ses parfums
AMPHIBIENS
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REPTILES:Les phantasmes de la fôret malgache
T e x t e s e t p h o t o s : F r a n c o A n d r é o n e
ACCORDING TO RECENT RESEARCH, MADAGASCAR FIGURES HIGH IN THE WORLD TOP TEN OF BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOTS AND
HAS ONE OF THE RICHEST ECOSYSTEMS ON THE PLANET. THIS HUGE ISLAND'S MAIN FEATURES ARE THE VARIETY OF ITS
TOPOGRAPHY, SCENERY AND CLIMATES. IT HAS BEEN ISOLATED FROM MAINLAND AFRICA FOR OVER 165 MILLION YEARS,
AND IT IS THIS VARIETY OF INFLUENCES THAT HAS FAVOURED A UNIQUE EVOLUTION OF ANIMAL AND PLANT SPECIES, ALL OF
WHICH HAVE MANAGED TO DISTINGUISH THEMSELVES AUTONOMOUSLY ON A MORPHOLOGICAL, GENETIC AND ECOLOGICAL LEVEL.
BECAUSE OF THIS, MADAGASCAR HAS BECOME AN EDEN FOR BIODIVERSITY AND, AS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST IMPOR-
TANT RESOURCES, AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH ON WORLD TERMS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A PRIORITY FOR PROTECTION.
AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES: THE WEIRD AND THE WONDERFUL OF THE MALAGASY FOREST
Calumma parsoni.
Grand caméléon de forêt pluviale. Il atteint 40-50 cm de longueur.

  

Source: Andreone, Franco - Zoology Department, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology