19 beautiful forests around the world everyone should visit in their lifetime; Zoe Miller; Business Insider

Forests cover 31% of the Earth’s land surface, and there are three distinct types: tropical, temperate, and boreal (taiga).

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Top Things to do in Madagascar for Wildlife and UNESCO Heritage; Abi King; Inside The Travel Lab

From dreamy soft-sand beaches to intriguing wildlife, twisty-branched baobab and flickering palms, nature tops the list of things to do in Madagascar.  But there’s more. So much more. Let me show you a look at the best things to do in Madagascar, with links to in-depth articles andplenty of resources to help you plan your trip.  Quick note! Some of the links on this page earn this website money at no cost to you. All earn their place by being useful, relevant links I’d be happy to use and…

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Madagascar: fear and violence making rainforest conservation more challenging than ever; Julia PG Jones; Conversation

A recent spate of attacks have left local people scared for their safety in rural Madagascar, threatening vital conservation work in the nearby rainforest.

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Intimidating Nature Reserve in Madagascar is the Most Unique “Forest” Ever; Rose Heichelbech; Dusty Old Thing

This striking landscape is otherworldly.

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The Tsingy of Madagascar; Everything Everywhere

The tsingy of Madagascar, the thin, needle-like rock formations in the country, have a soft, sweet sing-song name. With one foot on a knife-edge, the other in the air, the word soft didn’t come into it. I gripped the tsingy and tried not to look down. A long, long way down. In Malagasy, the word tsingy means “walking on tip toes” or “the place where one cannot walk barefoot.” It’s a translation I’d overlooked for reasons that didn’t come to mind right now. My hand grazed another and I did my best to ignore the pace of my pulse. I

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Labyrinth of stone; Asian Age

The Grande Tsingy is not for the faint-hearted. And when you reach the top, you are left in tears at the sheer beauty of madagascar’s adventure trail.

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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park: The Complete Guide; Jessica MacDonald; TripSavvy

Find out everything you need to know about visiting Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in Madagascar including what to do, when to go and where to stay.

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Antananarivo or Tana Madagascar; Kurt Buzard; Travel To Eat

Madagascar – Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

Antananarivo, called Tananarive in French and also known by its colonial shorthand form Tana, is the capital and largest city of Madagascar. The larger urban area surrounding the city, known as Antananarivo-Renivohitra (“Antananarivo-Mother Hill” or “Antananarivo-Capital”), is the capital of Analamanga region. The city is located 4,199 ft (1,280 m) above the sea level in the center of the island, and has been the island’s largest population center since at least the 18th century. Sadly Tana is not a city to visit, despite great natural beauty, crime due to extreme poverty, crowding and disease such as pneumatic plague make it inadvisable to walk without a professional escort, take a taxi or any public transportation and in reality, leave the safety of a reputable hotel. It is basically a place to stay until you leave for somewhere else, often on the single runway of the “International” airport. While we are on the subject, Taxibrousse is the famous French name for the Malagasy bush taxi, which is a kind of share taxi for overland drives.

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The 9 scariest bridges in the world you can walk on — if you dare; Monet Izabeth; Matador Network

Madagascar – Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve

WHILE THRILL-SEEKING is often associated with skydiving or bungee jumping, some of the scariest experiences can be had just by putting one foot in front of the other. From a stroll high up in the trees to a bridge made from only vines, here are nine of the world’s most perilous and spine-tingling footbridges.

1. Taman Negara Canopy Walk, Malaysia

What started out as a way for biologists to get a tree-top view of their canopy-dwelling animal and plant subjects, has now become one of the best ways to experience the flora and fauna of the oldest rainforest in the world: Taman Negara. The Taman Negara Canopy Walk is a narrow, wooden path that leads you 530 meters (1738 feet) through dense greenery — the forest floor a heady 40 meters (130 feet) below — allowing intimate access to the megadiversity of Malaysia, which, in this rainforest, includes giant squirrels and a third of the world’s total bird species.

2. Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

Head to British Columbia to walk on the Capilano Suspension Bridge, a footbridge 70 meters (930 feet) above the Capilano River.

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Top 20 Spring Destinations for Wildlife; Patrick Clarke; Travel Pulse

Madagascar – Rainforests of the Atsinanana

SPRING INTO WILDLIFE

Spring is arguably the best season for wildlife encounters. As temperatures begin heating up across the Northern Hemisphere, travelers can look forward to more opportunities to get outside and watch Mother Nature in action, especially in these 20 destinations.

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, ALASKA

Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska was created more than 100 years ago and today boasts nearly 170 species of birds, 39 species of mammals and 14 different species of fish. In addition to bears and moose, visitors can spot wolves, caribou, marmots and squirrels.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the rarest animal species on the planet so there’s never a bad time to visit. Whether you prefer watching wildlife from land or sea, the Galapagos offers tons of potential.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO

Spring is an excellent time for wildlife viewing in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park since many animals move to lower elevations this time of year. Herds tend to feed in the lower valleys in April and elk, moose, deer and bighorn sheep present their newborn calves, fawns and lambs in May and June.

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