Madagascar from space
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency gives us a look at Madagascar from space.
Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is located off the east coast of Africa and has a population of around 25 million.
Since its split from the African continent over 160 million years ago, this region has acquired some of the world’s most unique species and ecosystems, including extensive coral reef systems.
Deforestation poses a major threat to these remarkable species, as does the illegal wildlife trade.
This image was captured on August 7, 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission.
Video Credit: The European Space Agency