Hi Jean-Jacques, Thank you so much for your article on Madagascar! I hope to visit there in 2009 so am anxious to read everything I can about the birds, reptiles, lemurs, moths, butterflies and plants! I hope you will soon write another article with even more information. I agree with the person who said, "another 12 pages would be good!"
Hi Ruth Marie,
You should be able to find good books on both flora and fauna of Madagascar as the country has been studied by naturalists for a long time. As the endemism rate is fairly high you will see plants and animals seldom found abroad, like the various Baobab trees, all the spiny plants of the South 'la forêt d'épineux' and many many things! People are also very open and friendly though they are so poor. Do you already have a route scheduled?
Bring old clothes which you can leave behind, people will be very grateful.