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BTS 044: The Stone Forest of Madagascar


In the final installment of the "Unique Forest" Arc, we explore the stone forest of Madagascar.

This landscape looks so cold and inhospitable that it is called Tsingy, meaning 'where one cannot walk barefoot' in the Malagasy language.

Because of its unique landscape, the Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve is home to many very rare species that are all threatened with extinctions, including 11 species of Lemurs, 6 species of birds, 2 species of local endemic amphibian and 17 species of endemic reptiles.

You can go behind the science of this unique landscape by starting here.

I cannot find a better way to end the "unique forest" arc with the Tsingy stone forest - a landscape that is greatly deserves to be placed under the 'Captivating Earth' theme.

Check out the other parts of the "Unique Forest" arc:

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