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Students venture to Madagascar

(7 March 2003)

Expeditions Committee has awarded the Tany Tsilo Expedition £5000 towards their £20,000 target to fund their expedition to Madagascar this summer.

Project Tany Tsilo will collect ecological and anthropological data on the foret de Ifotaka for integration into GIS databases. The information is required for the preservation of this unique habitat upon which local communities and many endangered species depend.

The team also includes students from Tulear University in Madagascar and specialists from le Parc Botanique et Zoologique en Tsimbazaza. The group will also work with the Tandory people of the region.

The students from the University are:

Andrew Dobson (3H Ecology, St Cuthbert’s Society)
Katherine Gingell (3H Ecology, University College)
Alice Gray (3H Ecology, Grey College)
Russ Cain (2H Zoology, College of St Hild and St Bede)
Cara Flowers (3H Anthropology, St Aidan’s College)

The expedition has a website: projecttanytsilo.8m.net

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