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A new species
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  • The Society of Environmental Journalists: Outstanding Online Reporting
  • The National Association of Science Writers: 2005 Science in Society Journalism Awards
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: 2005 Recipient: Online
  • Fantastic Forests: The Balance Between Nature & People of Madagascar

    Correspondent: Dan Grossman
    Project Manager: Ken George
    Web Designer and Multimedia Editor: Gavin MacCarthy
    Writing, Copyediting and Web Production: Ken George, Will Thomson, Bill Marx, and Christine Fichera
    Robin Lubbock is WBUR's Director of New Media

    Dan Grossman's Madagascar reporting was funded in part with generous donations from the following:

    • The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
      The fund is a joint initiative of Conservation International, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.

    • The Whole Systems Foundation

    • Nancy Coutu Memorial Fund

    Fanomezantsoa Endor Rakoto (who goes by the nickname Fano) served as Dan's guide and interpreter for a several-day trip through the forest corridor on the FCE rail line. In the space of just one week Fano missed one train and leaped off another as it left the station (to retreive a fallen wallet). In both cases everything turned out fine, which makes Fano unusually lucky. Fano spent his teens in Chicago , while his father earned a doctoral degree in divinity.
      Jemima Radasimalala
    Jemima Radasimalala (right) is an English teacher. She served as Dan's interpreter in Antananarivo. She hopes to study English as a second language in the United States.
    Jean Claude Rhodin Rafidimanandray (who goes by Rhodin) studied to be an electronics technician in Fianarantsoa. But he has joined two other brothers as a guide in the Ranomafana park. He is skilled at finding a variety of birds, lemurs and other wildlife in the park.
      Shelley Rasolofomana
    Shelley Rasolofomana is a driver, specializing in northern Madagascar.
      Willy Andrianantoandro
    Willy Andrianantoandro is a driver, specializing in southern Madagascar. He served as a skilled fixer, arranging interviews with musicians and story-tellers, among others.

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