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Golden-crowned Sifakas of Daraina (1 Viewer)

Andy Adcock

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Cyprus
Hi Mike,
lovely shots of superb animals.

You note that the mining is for precious metal, is the illegal saphire mining somewhere else?

Madagascar is being lost fast.


Andy
 

Bowland Birders

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Hi Mike,
lovely shots of superb animals.

You note that the mining is for precious metal, is the illegal saphire mining somewhere else?

Madagascar is being lost fast.


Andy

The mining in the Daraina area is low tech mining for gold, the sapphire mining is widespread but there is some in the eastern rainforest zone - see BBC reports about Indris and there is a big sapphire mining area in the SW west of Isalo NP. True, Madagascar's wildlife is severely threatened!
 
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