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LCN Member of the Month: NGO Sadabe

Tell us about the history of NGO Sadabe. In 2000, we started our research at Tsinjoarivo classified forest as Phd Students from Antananarivo University and Stony Brook University. We worked for the NGO ICTE/MICET. Tsinjoarivo Forest has high biodiversity richness and is bio-geographically unique. Tsinjoarivo contains the most intact forest that remains in the Vakinankaratra region. However, Tsinjoarivo forest has faced conservation problems for many decades. The forest is threatened by commercial and illegal wood exploitation to produce a transport […]

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Overhead view of a slash-and-burn fire raging across Madagascar's forests

Madagascar is Burning: Meet the Conservation Heroes Working to Bring the Forests Back

If you picture the landscape of Madagascar, what images first come to mind? Never-ending rainforests? A paradise unspoiled? These images may be the Madagascar that once was, but it is not the Madagascar of today. While there are many national parks and reserves with those lush rainforests you may picture, a lot of the island’s original forests have been cleared. Today, Madagascar is often a country on fire. Much of this deforestation is from slash-and-burn agriculture, from both large commercial […]

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