It is often said that there is a reverse proportion between the Madagascar wildlife and its population. While the island''s nature is highly diverse and rich, most of local residents live on less than 1 USD a day. The country''s history has seen numerous challenges, among the recent ones being corruption, political unrest and environmental havoc. International community has raised concerns regarding the protection of Madagascar''s unique flora and fauna and stopping illegal logging and animal trade. In order to have a closer look at one of the planet''s most biologically diverse and beautiful islands, its history, geography, government, as well as the main headline-grabbing issues – like illegal rosewood logging – read this book. It provides valuable information on the country so diverse that it is often called the seventh continent.