Talk on Mada­gas­car on Jan 15

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KOTA KINABALU: Well-known Sabah pub­lisher Datuk C.L. Chan will be pre­sent­ing a pub­lic talk on 'Mada­gas­car: Ex­tra­or­di­nary Is­land, Mag­i­cal Jour­neys', ac­cord­ing to Stella Moo-Tan, pres­i­dent of the Sabah So­ci­ety.

Chan, who vis­ited the is­land repub­lic re­cently, has re­turned with nostal­gic mem­o­ries and hun­dreds of stun­ning im­ages of this beau­ti­ful coun­try.

Mada­gas­car, the fourth largest is­land in the world af­ter Borneo, has thou­sands of an­i­mal and plant species of which over 80% are en­demic to the is­land. All the 100 or so species of lemurs are found only in Mada­gas­car. Six of the seven species of baobab trees are also en­demic to the is­land.

Il­le­gal log­ging has been a prob­lem in Mada­gas­car for decades and is per­pet­u­ated by ex­treme poverty and gov­ern­ment cor­rup­tion. Of­ten tak­ing the form of se­lec­tive log­ging, the trade has been driven by high in­ter­na­tional de­mand for ex­pen­sive, fine-grained tim­ber such as rose­wood and ebony.

The talk will be held on Tues­day, 15 Jan­uary, at the So­ci­ety's sec­re­tariat at Lot 34, 1st Floor, Block E, Da­mai Plaza, Phase 4, Luyang 88300 Kota Kinabalu. (op­po­site Da­mai Point). For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Mon­ica at 088-250 443. All are wel­come.

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