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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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Is Madagascar about to sell off its rosewood stocks?

When I was in Madagascar last week, the main chat in the development agencies and press was about whether the President would sell off the country’s stock of rosewood.  He had circulated a decree to his ministers requesing authorization to … Continue reading

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Illegal logging in Madagascar

Madagascar is listed as one of the world’s 10 megabiodiverse countries in the world. During my week here on a work trip to it appears that much of this biodiversity is being squandered for short term gain. The rosewood issue … Continue reading

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