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The Tortoises and Turtles of Madagascar
Madagascar has a rich and diverse reptile fauna including several species of chelonians that are found nowhere else. It is home to such spectacular species as the Radiated Tortoise, AstrochelysExpand
Trial release of the world's rarest tortoise Geochelone yniphora in Madagascar
A trial release of five juvenile ploughshare tortoises (Geochelone yniphora) was conducted in an area of natural habitat from which this Malagasy tortoise had apparently disappeared some 20 yearsExpand
Trade in live reptiles, its impact on wild populations, and the role of the European market
Of the 10,272 currently recognized reptile species, the trade of fewer than 8% are regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and theExpand
One Health and EcoHealth: the same wine in different bottles?
-- (Published: 17 February 2016) Citation: Infection Ecology and Epidemiology 2016, 6: 30978 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/iee.v6.30978
Using a surviving lineage of Madagascar’s vanished megafauna for ecological restoration
The extinctions of keystone megafauna during the Pleistocene and Holocene continue to affect extant species and ecosystems. This is particularly acute in southern and western Madagascar where two nowExpand
An evaluation of the environmental impact assessment system in Vietnam: The gap between theory and practice
Abstract Vietnam has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has achieved significant socio-economic development in recent years. However this growth is placing increased pressure on anExpand
Empirical analysis suggests continuous and homogeneous circulation of Newcastle disease virus in a wide range of wild bird species in Africa
SUMMARY Newcastle disease (ND) is one of the most important poultry diseases worldwide and can lead to annual losses of up to 80% of backyard chickens in Africa. All bird species are consideredExpand
Giant tortoises spread to western Indian Ocean islands by sea drift in pre‐Holocene times, not by later human agency – response to Wilmé et al. (2016a)
Evidence from DNA phylogeny, Plio-Pleistocene ocean currents, giant tortoise dispersal, evolution of plant defences, radiocarbon dates and archaeology indicates that the endemic giant tortoises onExpand
Diverse gammacoronaviruses detected in wild birds from Madagascar
To date, infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is potentially found in wild birds of different species. This work reports the survey of coronaviruses in wild birds from Madagascar based on the targetingExpand