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Earth's Tropical Islands: Madagascar
Madagascar
Episode 1  |  BBC Earth  |  August 29, 2020

Three iconic islands. Contained ecosystems, cut off from the mainland. For their wildlife and human castaways, islands seem like sanctuaries. But there's a price to pay for living in paradise. Four in five of all global extinctions have happened on islands. In a rapidly changing world, they reflect the health of the planet. Islands explores the wildlife, history and culture of these unique habitats. This episode is about Madagascar, Earth's oldest island, cast away from Africa and India 80 million years ago. This land of plenty shows what strange forms life can take when it's left to experiment.

Three iconic islands. Contained ecosystems, cut off from the mainland. For their wildlife and human castaways, islands seem like sanctuaries. But there's a price to pay for living in paradise. Four in five of all global extinctions have happened on islands. In a rapidly changing world, they reflect the health of the planet. Islands explores the wildlife, history and culture of these unique habitats. This episode is about Madagascar, Earth's oldest island, cast away from Africa and India 80 million years ago. This land of plenty shows what strange forms life can take when it's left to experiment.

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