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A Rapid Marine Biological Assessment of the Mantadia-Zahamena Corridor, Madagascar


Series: RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment Volume: 32

Edited By: J Schmid and LE Alonso

202 pages, Col photos, tabs, figs

Conservation International

Paperback | Jul 2008 | #172246 | ISBN-13: 9781881173861
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Language: Bilingual in English and French

The Mantadia-Zahamena corridor of Madagascar contains some of the country's last remaining low- and mid-elevation rainforest. This French-language volume presents the results of an expedition to survey the biodiversity of the region during which three sites of high biological importance were identified based on species richness, abundance, and disturbance.

Given the paramount significance of Madagascar in global conservation efforts and the high value of Mantadia-Zahamena in particular, the researchers conclude that these three sites deserve immediate conservation action. This report also documents their discovery of new species of frogs and reptiles and sixteen new species of ants.

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Jutta Schmid is a primate specialist in the Department of Experimental Ecology at the University of Ulm. Leeanne E. Alonso is vice president of the Rapid Assessment Program of the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science at Conservation International.

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