Wildlife hotspot – There are 107 known species and subspecies of lemur in Madagascar, including the Coquerel's sifaka (pictured). Tracking them is a thrilling adventure through a landscape of vast contrasts and changing climates.
Verreaux's sifaka lemurs – Lemurs inhabit lush tropical rainforests, spiny dry forests, semi-arid desert canyons and cool central highlands. However, their habitat is under threat due to deforestation.
Bamboo lemur – Lemurs are thought to be the most threatened mammal group in the world, with most species facing extinction.
Hubbard's sportive lemur – Some species are teetering right on the brink. The northern sportive lemur is believed to be down to just 60 animals.
Black-and-white ruffed lemur – After 93 lemur species were put on critical, endangered or vulnerable watch lists in 2013, conservation experts drew up a three-year emergency plan requiring $7.6 million.
A hubbard's sportive lemur – The political landscape in Madagascar has changed following the 2014 elections, and there is increased optimism regarding international investment.
Indri lemur – Indri are the largest living species of lemur. The creature's Malagasy name is "babakoto," meaning "ancestor" or "father."
Ring-tailed lemur – The ring-tailed lemur is the most recognizable species, due to its distinctive black and white ringed tail.
Panther chameleon – Madagascar is home to 8,000 species that are not found in the wild anywhere else on the planet.
Parson's chameleon – Madagascar broke off from mainland Africa around 150 million years ago and the island was cast adrift in the Indian Ocean. Isolation proved fertile breeding ground for evolution.
Chameleon – Almost half of the world's chameleon species live on Madagascar. Like the lemur, their habitat is threatened by deforestation.
Camouflage – Chameleons are famed for their ability to change color to blend in with their surroundings. This helps them to evade predators.
Mossy gecko – The mossy leaf-tailed gecko is endemic to Madagascar. It can also change its skin color to match its environment.
Anja Reserve – Anja Reserve was dedicated protected land in 2001 and is now the most visited private reserve in the country.
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park – Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is home to 11 lemur species, but is most celebrated for its population of indri lemurs.