Discover an island so isolated from the rest of the world, that every land mammal is endemic and nearly half the birds are, too ? wow! Search for endearing lemurs, bizarre chameleons, otherworldly flora, and so much more. Madagascar is one of the world’s greatest destinations for birdwatchers and naturalists, alike; a Madagascar birding and wildlife tour is truly an experience of a lifetime.
Madagascar: 8th Continent!November 30 - December 14, 2017
Asity Madagascar works with local communities to preserve, manage, and protect key ecosystems as habitat for threatened and endangered species of birds and wildlife.
Deforestation is one of the biggest threats birds and mammals of Madagascar face. Rosewood and ebony are two key tree species targeted by illegal logging operations, which are driven by international demand, extreme poverty in country, and government corruption. The country is currently under an international embargo by the Standing Committee of Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Illegal Wildlife Trade
The illicit wildlife trade particularly impacts lemurs, chameleons, snakes, lizards, tortoises, and other charismatic species in Madagascar. TRAFFIC works to stem the trade.