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Pope / Africa Visit / Madagascar #326873

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 01, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Pope John Paul II reported ending trip to Madagascar; details given, Pope quoted with regard to birth control and need to protect environmental on the island Report introduced.

(Antsiranana, Madagascar: Allen Pizzey) Endangered status of lemurs and other species on island examined; details given, scenes shown. Dangers of deforestation discussed. [Botanist Pete LOWRY - says all species here could vanish.] Plants used for medicinal purposes noted growing here; periwinkle's use in arrest of leukemia noted. [World Wildlife Fund spokesperson Martin NICOLL - comments on species that face extinction here.] Island population noted impoverished and increase [LOWRY - comments on saving life here.]

Rather, Dan;
Pizzey, Allen

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