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SO BEAUTIFUL MANTELLAS!

I was already in the Vohimana Forest around 30 years ago. It was one of the first raiforests that I ever visited. I was so amazed and so astonished by the beauty of the forest itself, and by the kindness … Continue reading

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WONDERFUL AMPHIBIANS

The Andasibe Forest where I am now hosts an incredible number of frogs. In Madagascar the endemic frogs and treefrogs are more than 420. Every time we pass in the forests of the large island we find new species. We … Continue reading

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THE AMPHIBIAN SPECIALIST GROUP MADAGASCAR IN MEETING TO BOOST FROG CONSERVATION

The presentation of the co-chair of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group Madagascar, Andolalao Rakotoarison, occurred on the 7th March at the Espace OLEP at Ambatobe, Antananarivo. This was also the occasion to present the activities of the group for … Continue reading

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ANFIBI DI VALORE

​Sono esattamente 30 anni che frequento il Madagascar, isola che mi affascina tuttora. Quando ho iniziato a venire qui ben pochi pensavano alla conservazione delle sue rane, oggi note con oltre 350 specie. Adesso la soddisfazione è grande: sul nuovo … Continue reading

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FROGS OF VALUE

It is exactly 30 years that I frequent Madagascar, an island that still fascinates me. When I started coming here very few people thought about the conservation of its frog fauna, today known with over 350 species. Now the satisfaction … Continue reading

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AMPHIBIAN SPECIALIST GROUP MADAGASCAR: BOOSTING ACTIONS FOR 2018

In the next weeks I will be in Madagascar to meet with friends and colleagues engaged in the conservation of Malagasy amphibians. This is a great honour for me, as Chair of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group Madagascar. In … Continue reading

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THE ASIAN COMMON TOAD IN MADAGASCAR, OUT OF CONTROL

A silent invasion is underway in Madagascar since some time. This is due to the worrying presence of the Asian common toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus, arrived on the large African  island presumably in 2008. Most likely in containers from South East … Continue reading

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