Category: Madagascar

Climbers Flock to ‘Cathedral of Limestone’ That’s Actually a Giant Graveyard; Jody Ray; Daily Beast

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For hundreds of years local peoples crossed the Manambolo River and buried the bones of their beloved in the highest caverns, carried only by skilled climbers.

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

Madagascar – Rainforests of the Atsinanana


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 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.


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.


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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Wonders of the World – The Earth’s 10 Best Nature Reserves; Lisa Evans; Lost Waldo

Madagascar – Rainforests of the Atsinanana

Increasingly, humans are beginning to see the need to protect areas of special significance for their wildlife, plants, forests and sheer natural beauty. This protection should ensure that future generations are able to experience the wonder and awe of some of Earth’s most incredible landscapes.

#1 Yellowstone National Park

This huge, almost 3,500 sq. mile natural park sits on top of a dormant volcano and spreads from Wyoming to Idaho. It’s a fascinatingly diverse wilderness containing deep canyons, lush forests, the world’s largest number of geysers and acts as a habitat for a whole host of wildlife including bears and wolves. Breathtaking views and an awesome display of a volcano’s hidden powers!

#2 Banff, Canada

Banff National Park is the oldest in Canada and includes the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Madagascar;

Madagascar – Rainforests of the Atsinanana

Sacred royal burial sites, along with forests and mangroves filled with endemic Madagascan species, are included on the UNESCO list.

Madagascar is a unitary Semi-presidential republic located in the southern parts of Africa. It is the largest island in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. The country is rich in history, and researchers are still studying the possible earliest settlements in the area. There exists archeological evidence to show that the country was visited by foragers as early as 200 BC. Madagascar was an important transoceanic trading hub connecting ports in the Indian Ocean. In this article, we will discuss the UNESCO world heritage sites found in Madagascar.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Madagascar

Ambohimanga Royal Hill

Ambohimanga Royal Hill is considered to be the most significant symbol of cultural identity of Merina ethnic group.

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