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Identidad Madidi: Exploring the Fantastic Biodiversity of Bolivia

By Rob Wallace

It’s an idea that was four years in the making: to send a group of Bolivian scientists to investigate fourteen different habitats spanning 6,000 meters – from the Andes down to the Amazon – in what is the most biodiverse protected area on the planet. Identidad Madidi, expected to take a year and a half to complete, is a scientific expedition intended to draw attention to the wonders of Boliva’s Madidi National Park.

A Golden Farewell in Madagascar

Cara Brook says her goodbyes to her Malagasy friends and colleagues and reflects on life between two polar opposites on Earth.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Mostly Madagascar!)

Cara Brook is a disease ecologist from the Andrew Dobson Lab at Princeton, studying diseases that can leap from bats to humans. Here she explores the incredible Ankarana Preserve, as well as theories on species distribution and evolution.

How to Catch One of the World’s Biggest Bats

Young Explorer Cara Brook is in Madagascar studying the spread of infections diseases to humans through bats. But how do you catch the world’s largest bat to study it?