Madagascar - Rainforests of the Atsinanana

"The Rainforests of the Atsinanana comprise six national parks distributed along the eastern part of the island. These relict forests are critically important for maintaining ongoing ecological processes necessary for the survival of Madagascar’s unique biodiversity, which reflects the island’s geological history. Having completed its separation from all other land masses more than 60 million years ago, Madagascar’s plant and animal life evolved in isolation. The rainforests are inscribed for their importance to both ecological and biological processes as well as their biodiversity and the threatened species they support. Many species are rare and threatened especially primates and lemurs." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Lowland rainforest of Masoala National Park - rainforests of the Atsinanana. Thanks to Christine of Switzerland.





Postcard 2
After many trials, I finally got my first postcard from Sachara who went to visit Atsinana Forests of Madagascar for holidays. It was a thrill to receive this beautiful postcard of a lemur, "Lemur Variegata". Reminds me of the cartoon movie, "Madagascar". Thanks so much Sachara of Netherlands.






Postcard 3
Again, it was fantastic to receive another postcard sent from Madagascar - the largest island country off the African continent.
Like Australia, with the isolation, Madagascar today has incredible specialized animal species - the most famous are the lemur families. This postcard shows "Lemurs Couronnes". Thanks to Chris who went travelling to Madagascar.





Postcard 4
Adorable looking lemur from Madagascar. This species is "Lemur couronne". Grateful for this postcard sent from Madagascar - the largest island in Africa from DAO from England.


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