Nature Conservation in Madagascar and the UK

Most people, when asked to draw comparisons between the exotic distant island of Madagascar and the United Kingdom, would find it difficult to find any similarities. On initial consideration, the island of Madagascar, separated from the mainland in the Indian Ocean with its varied animal species, rainforests and subtropical climate has nothing at all in common with our native land, especially when it comes to conservation. However, it is interesting to observe that in fact our two island nations have several issues in common despite having enormous variances in landscape, climate and wildlife.

Endangered Species

Destruction of natural environments and animal habitats in both Madagascar and the UK have...

Endemism

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and has a fascinating ecosystem thanks to its...

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety of plant and animal life on Earth. However...

Deforestation

Madagascar has also seen a substantial increase in population throughout the last century from...

Sustainability

Ecotourism is fast becoming a staple of the island’s economy and National Parks have been set up to protect the...

Conservation

Although deforestation is no longer an extensive problem here in the UK, our history has seen a...

Parks and Trusts

As in Madagascar, the UK is home to National Parks which care for breathtaking natural landscapes from mountains to...

Tree Surgeons

Tree surgeons are otherwise known as arborists and their role involves the care and maintenance of...
As in Madagascar, the UK is home to National Parks which care for breathtaking natural landscapes from mountains to moorlands and woods to wetlands. The UK has 15 National Parks which protect the environment, their habitats and native species for the enjoyment of future generations although the land itself has various owners from private landowners and farmers to organisations such as The National Trust. The Cotswold's which is the largest area of outstanding natural beauty within England stretches from Warwickshire down to North Somerset. An area of this size requires constant upkeep in order to maintain the correct ecological balance for the wildlife that lives there. Upton House which is owned by the National Trust and located in the far north of the Cotswold's is famous for its gardens and landscapes. These are regularly maintained by gardeners and tree surgeons in Banbury in order for visitors to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the grounds but at the same time providing an ecological habitat that is crucial to sustain the wildlife.