Madagascar (/ˌmædəˈɡæskər/ ; Malagasy:Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Malagasy:Repoblikan'i Madagasikara[republiˈkʲan madaɡasˈkʲarə̥]; French:République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinentGondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian peninsula around 88million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island's diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by the encroachment of the rapidly growing human population and other environmental threats.
An accompanying documentary, Attenborough and the Giant Egg, was broadcast on BBC Two in March 2011. In this one-off programme, David Attenborough undertakes a personal journey back to Madagascar to investigate the fate of Aepyornis, the island's extinct elephant birds. Believed to be the largest birds which have ever lived, evidence of their existence can still be found on the island. Whilst filming Zoo Quest to Madagascar in 1961, Attenborough pieced together a complete elephant bird egg from fragments of shell collected for him.
Madagascar is a software package for multidimensional data analysis and reproducible computational experiments. Its mission is to provide
a convenient and powerful environment
a convenient technology transfer tool
for researchers working with digital image and data processing in geophysics and related fields. Technology developed using the Madagascar project management system is transferred in the form of recorded processing histories, which become "computational recipes" to be verified, exchanged, and modified by users of the system.
The Madagascar environment consists of:
Standalone programs for out-of-core data analysis;
Standalone programs for geophysical data processing and imaging;
A development kit for C, C++, Java, Fortran-77, Fortran-90, Python, Matlab, and Octave;
A framework for reproducible numerical experiments, based on SCons;
A framework for scientific publications, based on SCons and LaTeX;
A collection of reproducible scientific articles also used as usage examples and regression tests for the standalone programs;
Providing a farmer in Madagascar with cash and drought-tolerant seeds enables them to remain on their land, to continue producing food, to earn their own income and ensure their children are well nourished and educated.
The island nation of Madagascar has endured four years of drought, brought on by one of the world’s first famines to be caused by climate change, with people forced to eat locusts and wild leaves to survive ... #Malnutrition among #Children 👦👧expected to quadruple 📈in Southern #Madagascar 🇲🇬 because of the #drought led by #ClimateCrisis.
Again from June 2018 to December 2019 he was employed by LCIMadagascar... LCI further claims that while BishopLarry was in Madagascar, he illegally sold a Toyota LandCruiser which was an official vehicle belonging to LCI-Madagascar and that LCI Madagascar has given LCI-Ghana a power of attorney to recover the proceeds of the sale from him.
Bangladesh does not sit astride the global sea lanes of communications like Sri Lanka. It hasn’t the geo-strategic importance that Maldives, Seychelles or Madagascar has. Along its land borders, it’s almost entirely surrounded by India, except for a short contiguity with Myanmar... Both land and maritime borders are now quite settled ... ....
Again from June 2018 to December 2019 he was employed by LCIMadagascar. All his salaries and allowances were paid by LCI-South Africa and LCI-Madagascar during this period ... LCI further claims that while BishopLarry was in Madagascar he illegally sold a Toyota LandCruiser which was an official vehicle belonging to LCI-Madagascar.
Polynesia is covered in them, Madagascar has plenty, and the Caribbean is home to many as well. Ilha da Queimada Grande, a tiny blip of land off the coast of Brazil, has roughly one snake per square meter by some estimates and is the exclusive home to one of the deadliest snakes in the world, the golden lancehead viper.
Deforestation driven by the increased land use change, natural resource overexploitation, and climate change has led to the rapid loss of the tropical forests ... The high degree of endemism is due to Madagascar's long isolation following its separation from Africa and India's land masses in the Mesozoic period.
News that the mercury had hit almost 50 degrees Celsius in British Columbia reminded me of once reporting from Sibi in Balochistan in 1977 where it felt as if I was being ironed by a hot press ... Studies have shown that land temperatures over Africa will rise faster than the global average, particularly in the more arid regions such as Madagascar ... .
Och aye the new trailer for The Grand TourPresents... See more ... Yes, the next Special will land later this year.Yes, it’s filmed in Madagascar and yes, there will be cars.Yes, we wanted to go to Russia.No, we couldn’t (we all know why).Yes, we will try again.No, we don’t know when.Yes, we will keep you updated.#TheGrandTourJuly 7, 2020. See more.