There is a wealth of information available on Madagascar, its people, culture, history, flora, and fauna. A good place to search is on the Yahoo search engine, as well as the links provided below:
Don't forget to visit our clickable map with the major National Parks and Reserves.
The Madagascar Embassy is an excellent source of additional information on this fascinating land and its equally interesting people.
The Honorary Consulate of Madagascar in Solana Beach, California, is also a wealth of information on Madagascar and travel-related links.
The Friends of Madagascar website has additional Madagascar-related web links.
The Madagascar Wildlife Conservation is a malagasy non-profit association
which provides information about on-going conservation projects in Madagascar.
The Madagascar Fauna Group is a consortium of zoos and related institutions across Europe, Africa, the United States and Australia dedicated to protecting the wildlife of Madagascar, particularly lemurs. Visit their website at www.savethelemur.org.
Here's a discography of Madagascar folk music.
There is a nice Madagascar page on the University of Pennsylvania website.
The Madagascar Museum Society seeks to preserve Madagascar's cultural heritage.
We raided our bookshelves, selected our very favorite books on Madagascar, and compiled the list below. Every one of these outstanding books can be ordered online, through a special arrangement with Amazon.com, the world's largest bookstore. To order a book for immediate home delivery, simply click on its title!
Madagascar: A World Out of Time
by Frans Lanting, Alison Jolly, Gerald Durrell
One of the world's leading photographers of wildlife and the natural environment reveals not only the astonishing beauty of this unique and diverse land, but also strikingly uncovers the wrenching conflicts between changing cultures and fragile eco-systems.
Madagascar : A Natural History
by Ken Preston-Mafham
Natural history photographer and author Preston-Mafham illustrates the magnificent flora and fauna of the exotic, tropical island off the east African coast through 300 superb color photographs. A celebration then but clouded by the widescale destruction of the island's forests and extermination of many of its animals. Foreword by David Attenborough.
The Aye-Aye and I: A Rescue Mission in Madagascar
by Gerald Malcolm Durrell
The famous wildlife conservator collects the rare mammal for his captive breeding program. A rollicking good story.
Ghost of Chance
by William S. Burroughs
An adventure story set in the jungle of Madagascar, and filled with the obsessions that mark the work of the man whom Norman Mailer once called "the only American writer possessed by genius," Ghost of Chance reveals an important story about environmental devastation in a way that only Burroughs can tell it. Illustrations by the author.
Madagascar, the Red Island
by Arlette Kouwenhoven
"Some books are a real pleasure to own they just exude quality. Madagascar, in its English edition, is one of these. All 160 pages contain just the right mixture of outstanding photographs and text about this island continent."
Guide to Madagascar.
by Hilary Bradt
Interesting to read, full of facts and figures, this is not only a model of what a good guidebook should be, but also one that has the reader reaching for the airline timetable.
Torina's World: A Child's Life in Madagascar.
by Joni Kabana
"This children's book, photographed and compiled by Joni Kabana and published by Arnica Publishing, documents a day in the life of Torina, a Malagasy girl living in the bush area of Madagascar."
Lonely Planet Madagascar and Comoros
by Deanna Swaney, Robert Willox
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