In pictures: Conserving Madagascar's coast

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Madagascar is renowned for its unique biodiversity. The island has one of the world's highest levels of endemic species of plants and animals in the world. The majority of the island's plants and animal life are found nowhere else on Earth.

It is not only local stresses that are putting pressure on Madagascar's coral reefs. Rapid population growth in coastal areas and increased commercial fishing are just two of the major challenges facing the island's marine resources.

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