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  • Foreign tourist office phone numbers and websites

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or delegation.
  • Giant tortoises make excellent lawn mowers

    Giant tortoises make excellent lawn mowers
    Forget the John Deere tractor: giant island tortoises make the best lawn mowers, according to a new study. In an effort to control the alien plants that had dominated a small island in the Indian Ocean for decades, scientists introduced two types of...

    Wild monkeys suffer trauma and injuries when captured for transport to breeding facilities, report says

     
    NAIROBI, Kenya — Wild long-tailed monkeys sustain broken limbs and other injuries when trappers catch the primates and transfer them to breeding farms on the island nation of Mauritius, said a new report released Tuesday. Photos in the report showed...

    Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...

    'The Last Brother' by Appanah

    'The Last Brother' by Appanah
    This deeply affecting work, first published in French in 2007, is the fourth novel by Nathacha Appanah, a journalist who grew up in Mauritius. All of her novels deal with injustice — the injustice of poverty, class, indentured Indian workers in...