Razia Said, musician and activist from Madagascar
New Yorkers and visitors to New York may know the incredible Madagascar! exhibit at the Bronx Zoo, inaugurated in 2008, in the former Lion House. The exhibit features an incredible mix of Madagascar endemic flora and fauna such as the ring-tailed lemur, radiated tortoise, giant crocodile and a unique mammal, the fossa. Madagascar is one of the most ecologically diverse places on earth, and some animals can only be found there. Lemurs, for example, are primates found only on Madagascar and the Comoro Islands off the coast of East Africa. Unfortunately, over the years, deforestation has been intense and WCS is trying to preserve at least some of what is left.
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Currently, Razia is once again in Madagascar as one of the organizers of a concert promoting a message against illegal logging. Ebony and rosewood are the most popular species that are stolen.
Razia currently lives with her spouse, Jamie Ambler, in Harlem, New York City.
Razia Said is on Facebook.
Other members of the WCS team present at the launch were Edith McBean, WCS Board Member, Helen Crowley, former WCS/Madagascar Country Director, and Caleb McClennen.