Thursday, July 20, 2006

MADAGASCAR - Excess Baggage, BBC Radio 4

The July 15th episode of BBC Radio 4's always interesting Excess Baggage travel show (presented by Sandi Toksvig) was about Travelling for Voluntary Work in Madagascar. The full show is available as streaming audio from the Excess Baggage site, along with a huge library of past shows.
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, just over 580 thousand square kilometres (approximately 227 thousand square miles). It lies in the Indian Ocean, just east of Africa and is a living laboratory of evolution. Isolated from the rest of the world for over 60 million years, about 75% of its animals live nowhere else on the planet, including the endangered Angonoka tortoise and the rare aye-aye.

Sandi Toksvig is joined by novelist and Guardian travel writer Nick Maes who has just returned from the island and Richard Nimmo who runs a marine conservation and research organisation.
Here's a couple of previous posts, with links to other Last Chance To See related episodes of Excess Baggage...
Tour Guides (with Mark Carwardine)
Branding and Tourism

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