Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mozambic. This island was formed by continental drift rather than volcanic eruption like Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues and Comoros. A narrow coastal strip in the east is where most of the rainforest grows.

The central plateau in the high altitude is cool and there are plains an low-lying plateaux to the West. Madagascar is a contintent in miniature with its microclimates, vastly different habitats and a huge number of endemic species. The international conservation community has singled Madagascar out as one of the ecologically richest countries on the Planet – the last Eden