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;
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.
Where discrimination leads, corruption often follows. We need a combined strategy to tackle both. Matt JenkinsEllie McDonald ... ... Share via ... From the sexual extortion of female medical students in Madagascar, to illegal land grabs against Indigenous peoples in Guatemala, we found recurring patterns regardless of the where or when the abuses occurred ... .
But since a border crisis with Turkey last March, human rights groups have documented extensive evidence of pushbacks at Greece’s land and sea borders – including people rounded up deep inside Greek territory. MADAGASCAR. More than a million people in southern Madagascar are ...
The UN explained that croplands and pasture in Southern Madagascar have been covered with sand and arable land transformed into wasteland across the region due to semi-arid conditions as well as high levels of soil erosion, deforestation and unprecedented drastic sandstorms.
The worst drought in 40 years is affecting people in the south of Madagascar particularly badly, devastating whole swathes of land ...The people in the south of Madagascar already need a lot of support and time, to get back on their feet", says Marlene Müller, Welthungerhilfe ...
The UN program explained that croplands and pasture in southern Madagascar have been covered with sand and arable land transformed into wasteland across the region due to semi-arid conditions as well as high levels of soil erosion, deforestation and unprecedented drastic sandstorms.
The first school is set to be built in Madagascar in November of 2021. (credit ... Grout said the nonprofit is working with a university in Madagascar that will supply the land and oversee the school once it is built ... Grout will graduate from CU this spring, with the goal of traveling to Madagascar in November to start the building process ... ....