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Rainforests of Atsinanana

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Mathew Tam

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Transcript of Rainforests of Atsinanana

SAVE THE RAINFORESTS
OF

Justification
About Atsinanana
Located on the east coast of Madagascar, Africa
Information about Atsinanana
Made up of six national parks:
Marojejy
Masaola
Zahamena
Ranomafana
Andringitra
Andohahela
Significance to us
Houses a large variety of plant- and wild-life.
Became 'in danger' on July 30, 2010.
Illegal Logging
Areas in Marojejy and Masoala being logged due to rarity of trees
Leave the Lemurs!
Atsinanana - home to 25 species of lemur.
Home to 162 exclusive families of animal and 166 endemic families of plant.
Human Usage
Madagascan farmers and villages rely on the rainforests' natural resources to survive.
Bibliography
Enlisted on the World Heritage List in June 27, 2007
Most species are rare and not found anywhere else.
Animals and plants evolved in isolation - rare features.
Eg. Radiated tortoise, Aye-aye, Fossa
Radiated tortoise
Aye-aye
Fossa
Atsinanana in Danger
ATSINANANA!
In danger - sites that require more attention and encouragement due to threatening circumstances
Notably rosewood and ebony trees.
Logging threats not only trees but also wildlife
Logging occurs despite a decree against it.
Which would you prefer?
Lemurs and other animals threatened by loss of habitat and hunting.
Lemurs hunted for bush meat.
http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/155650/
Information about humana and faunal inhabitants
http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/639
Why the rainforests were put on the endangered list
Flora & Fauna
- Both flora and fauna threatened due to logging.
Extra funds and attention will help aid.
Rainforests house settlements that are over 1200 years old.
Protecting the rainforests means protecting the people.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1257
Information about enlistment and significance of site.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/158
Information about in danger list and criteria
www.africannaturalheritage.org
Provided map of Atsinanana
Prezi.com
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http://prezi.com/hqkogvltp6wk/rainforests-of-atsinanana/
Information about logging and lemur hunting
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