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Madagascar was torn from the African mainland some 160 million years ago and evolved a highly diversified assemblage of landscapes, each home to unique animal and plant species. The semi-arid southwestern part of the island is dominated by vast savannahs, such as that of Isalo National Park. Those grasslands are expanding rapidly due to abusive land use and climate change, threatening the very few remaining forests of the country.

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Madagascar was torn from the African mainland some 160 million years ago and evolved a highly diversified assemblage of landscapes, each home to unique animal and plant species. The semi-arid southwestern part of the island is dominated by vast savannahs, such as that of Isalo National Park. Those grasslands are expanding rapidly due to abusive land use and climate change, threatening the very few remaining forests of the country.

Tags: nature, landscape, dusk, sunset, savannah, grassland, madagascar, isalo, national park

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