Verreauxs sifaka in Madagascar

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One of Earth's most diverse ecosystems is under threat — here's how we can save it

Some of the world’s rarest animals are in danger.

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Angelica Crottini

Madagascar is a marvel of biodiversity. The large island is home to a tremendous number of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else.

But being a haven for rare animals comes with risk.

Many species are in high demand by hunters and farmers, and their isolated populations only make the demand higher.

Tobias Andermann
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