Our visit of the Wildlife Refuge in Vermont made me think of the important mission of the National Wildlife Refuge Association which is: To conserve America’s wildlife heritage for future generations through strategic programs that protect, enhance, and expand the National Wildlife Refuge System and the landscapes beyond its boundaries that secure its ecological integrity.
Did you know that there are animals living on the island of Madagascar which you won’t find anywhere else in the world? 92% of its reptiles and 80% of its plants are found nowhere else.
Madagascar’s rich ecosystem and extraordinary wildlife will now be highly protected according to a plea from the World Wildlife Fund.
It seems that Madagascar owed France 20 million dollars. France renounced the right to be payed back if Madagascar used the money for the conservation of its natural resources. You get an even better feeling when you hear how the money for this protection will be managed. The WWF fund called “Foundation for Protected Areas and Biodiversity” (FPAB) will manage the cash for the preservation of Madagascar’s nature.
This is indeed a story of double esteem given from France to Madagascar and toward nature.