Madagascar, an island that could be easily a continent. The flora and fauna are unique and, thanks to the island's long isolation from the African mainland, have developed very differently than in the rest of Africa. Madagascar is primarily known for its lemurs and chameleons. However, the flora is also unique. The way of life of the inhabitants is also different from that of their neighbours in Southern Africa. Rice is grown in terraces and people somehow look like a bit as Asian blood would flown in their veins. Unfortunately, this paradise is acutely threatened. There is bitter poverty in many parts of the island and people are exploiting nature to survive. International help in the form of solar-powered cooking facilities, for example, instead of charcoal, or the expansion of eco-tourism would be needed to save the remains of the incredible nature and preserve it for future generations.
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