References and useful links.


Madagascar the 8th continent: Life, death and discovery in a lost world.   By Peter Tyson

Madagascar Wildlife  by Nick Garbutt, Hilary Bradt and Dereck Schuurman

Mammals of Madagascar, a complete guide by Nick Garbutt

The Natural History of Madagascar, edited by Steven M. Goodman and Jonathan P. Bensted.

Succulent and Xerophytic plants of Madagascar.  Volumes I and II by  Werner Rauh.

The Pachypodium Handbook by Gordon Rowley

Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands by Ian Sinclair and Olivier Longhand


Interesting links

Note that we have placed many of these links throughout the text.

Charcoal use in Madagascar

Life Expectancy in Madagascar

Poverty and Health care in Madagascar

Dental Health in Madagascar

Rice is vitally important to Madagascar, culturally and as its primary, most important food people like to eat

Indri description

The Elephant bird

Dry forests in Madagascar: neglected and under pressure

Lithophytic orchids in Madagascar

Phylogeny of the plant genus Pachypodium

The Didieraceae

Evolution of thorns in the Didiereoidea

The origin of vanilla

Plants of Madagascar

South of Tulear – Road to Beza Reserve

The genus Velozia

Tropical inselbergs (Madagascar inselberg vegetation)