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Can eco-tourism really help conservation in Madagascar?

How effective is eco-tourism for conservation? In a previous post, I highlighted the Action Plan for Lemurs in Madagascar which was confident that tourism could help conserve lemurs. For policy makers this seems like a magic bullet – an economic … Continue reading

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An Action Plan to save lemurs

Everything you need to know about the huge conservation challenges facing the lemurs and a ACTION PLAN to save them from extinction is summarized in Lemurs of Madagascar – a Strategy for their Conservation 2013-16 published by IUCN’s Primate Specialist … Continue reading

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The Lizard King is back

Al Jazeera broadcast a very useful expose of the illegal wildlife trade a couple of weeks ago. It focused on the Lizard King, a Malaysian trader who was jailed after being found importing lizards and other endangered species from Madagascar. … Continue reading

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Biodiversity a curse not a blessing for Madagascar

On the way back from Madagascar in October, I met a Swiss geologist who referred me to an open-access journal called Madagascar Conservation and Development. This month’s editorial describes how traders have already smuggled the stocks of rosewood out of … Continue reading

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1. Food recipe for the time poor 2. Who is going to be the next Executive Director of UNEP? From a developing country? 3. Scholarships for Malagascy student to study in the UK

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