Madagascar and her unique evolutionary path have resulted in a large percentage of endemic flora and fauna. Due to the large percentage of is large amount of unique plants and animals some institutions in the country offer programs for local and international students to study environmental issues in the unique ecosystem.
The University of Antananarivo runs a similar ecological education program in partnership with Libonana Ecology Centre, Marine Institute at University of Tulear and Madagascar National parks. The program offers both classroom and field based instruction using both natural and scientific methods to encourage students in analysis of environmental issues.
The Stony Brook University in partnership with Ranomafana National Park (RNP) has established a program for students interested in primate studies. The fall program allows interested students to enlist for as many as four courses studying the islands unique primates. The courses covered in clued comparing ecosystems, studying Madagascar’s lemurs, physical anthropology and independent study. The island is ideal for animal and ecology studies because 80% of its plants are unique whereas 90% of its animals are endemic.
In addition to the above programs, international students can also visit Antananarivo to study traditional medicine and health care systems. In addition to that, students in the capital city can also study national identity and social change. In Fort Dauphin, international students can study biodiversity and natural resource management. International students should consider visiting the country as in addition to its beauty, the unique programs can ensure they learn much.