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Vol 53 No 18

Published 7th September 2012


Madagascar

Plunder unabated

A reckless dash to exploit natural resources threatens the environment and wildlife

After the military coup of March 2009, the plunder of Madagascar’s vast resources went into overdrive, under high-level political protection. It shows no sign of abating and concern is growing. Onlookers deplore the damage, especially to the flora and fauna, 90% of which is unique to the island.

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