Carnivores of Madagascar
Elise Jeffery (Anglesea, Australia) and Nikki Tanzer (Hampton, Virginia, USA) will help Luke Dollar and Dr. Ken Glander assess the size and density of carnivore populations in Ankarafantsika and Kirindy Mitea National Parks in Madagascar. The research comes in the nick of time, as deforestation and hunting for bush meat threatens many of these unique mammals and their habitats. The habits of many of these animals are virtually unknown, and their population status is a mystery. June 23-July 5


Elise Jeffrey's Diary
Nikki Tanzer's Diary



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