Madagascar

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‘We started eating them’: what do you do with an invasive army of crayfish clones?
It’s been dubbed the perfect invader, but the marbled crayfish may offer a sustainable food source and even help prevent disease

Kate Connolly in Berlin

17, Jan, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Why seed-banking threatened species in Madagascar is vital
Large-scale clearing of island’s ecosystems means native trees and lemurs are in danger of extinction

Patrick Greenfield

31, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Guardian view: help us to help those on the climate frontline | Editorial
Editorial: This year’s Guardian and Observer appeal charities do inspirational work, fighting for climate justice where it matters most

Editorial

21, Dec, 2021 @6:46 PM

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How bringing back the wild yam is feeding the hungry in drought-hit Madagascar
This year’s Guardian and Observer campaign supports four charities fighting global climate injustice. Here, we look at the work of East African farmers and Kew scientists

Patrick Greenfield

19, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Poverty, not climate breakdown, caused Madagascar’s food crisis, finds study
But scientists say ‘moral imperative’ remains to prepare vulnerable populations for increasingly extreme weather

Damian Carrington Environment editor

01, Dec, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Madagascar is drying out – there’s no harvest, only hunger | Anonymous
A doctor in the south of the country says people are eating cactus leaves and ashes as the rains become more erratic

Anonymous

11, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Madagascar paying price for cheap European flights, says climate minister
Politician says droughts and climate-induced famine in the country are a result of the behaviours of rich nations

Patrick Greenfield in Glasgow

06, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction
Study finds agriculture and pesticide use threaten relatives of world’s most important crops, considered crucial to food security

Patrick Greenfield

07, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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At least 1m people facing starvation as Madagascar’s drought worsens
People eating termites and clay as UN says acute malnutrition has almost doubled this year in south

Kaamil Ahmed and Rivonala Razafison in Antananarivo

10, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Lemurs and giant tortoises among species at risk if global heating hits 3C
Research warns that large proportions of endemic marine and mountain species face extinction

Phoebe Weston

09, Apr, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Lost relics telling story of Madagascar's last queen will return home
Indian Ocean island purchases archive found in UK attic relating to life of Queen Ranavalona III

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

09, Dec, 2020 @12:36 PM

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Remarkable story of Madagascar's last queen emerges from Surrey attic
Auctioneer pieces together poignant tale of Ranavalona III from satin court dress and box of mementos

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

06, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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