Protecting endangered species in Madagascar
Eight children from the UK are sent to the tropical island of Madagascar to see what challenges there are for both people and wildlife living together. The children have learnt that several species of animal may become extinct in their lifetimes. The children go in search of a Fusa but are unable to find one in the wild.
They then go to visit some living in captivity in a local zoo and find out that wild Fusa are being pushed out of the territory by dogs. We are asked to think about whether the best way to keep the Fusa safe is to keep it in captivity.
Part two of the dilemma introduces us to a conservation project in Madagascar for turtles which works with local people to protect another endangered species. Could the conservation approach also work for the Fusa or other endangered species?