The sheer amount of time, money and human effort that is injected into organising, conducting and reporting a scientific expedition is hardly imaginable. The whole process, from its inception […]
When I was 18 years old I went on my first expedition to the jungles of Madagascar. One of my new-found jungle friends was another 18 year old lad called […]
Expedition Angano is a scientific expedition bound for Madagascar which aims to improve our understanding of species communities at forest edges and to help prioritize forest areas for future conservation efforts. The involvement of local Malagasy citizens and university students will help to build local capacity for conservation.
With a short break in my study deadlines, I have finally got round to doing something I have been meaning to do since 2008; mapping my adventure through Madagascar. So […]
Madagascar Conservation & Development has been publishing research since 2006. It is an electronic, open-access, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal devoted to the swift dissemination of current research in and on Madagascar and the Western Indian Ocean islands.
One can spend days on expedition hoping to see a rare bird species or searching for that elusive mammal only to get a brief glimpse before it flies, hops or […]
Plants are vital to all life on earth. Indeed, they paved the way for animals to exist by filling the air with oxygen, albeit as algae in the seas, and […]
Embrace… 1. The Unexpected Cities are a controlled environment. The more human control, the less likely unexpected events will occur. Wild places however, are untamed, we can control very little, […]
I’ve closely followed the story of the Madagascar Pochard since its rediscovery in 2006. This duck must get the prize for the most elusive species; evading scientists, considered extinct, but in fact clinging on to survival for decades and then saved on the brink of extinction.
Four years have passed since I returned from my first overseas expedition to Madagascar. 6 months previous, I had just left school and started my first full time job to […]