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By Ivan R. Scales

Madagascar is among the so much biologically different areas on this planet, the results of one hundred sixty million years of isolation from the African mainland. greater than eighty% of its species are not found wherever else in the world. besides the fact that, this hugely diversified natural world is threatened through habitat loss and fragmentation and the island has been categorised one of many world’s maximum conservation priorities. 



Drawing on insights from geography, anthropology, sustainable improvement, political technology and ecology, this e-book presents a entire evaluation of the prestige of conservation and environmental administration in Madagascar. It describes how conservation enterprises were experimenting with new types of safe parts, community-based source administration, ecotourism, and funds for atmosphere providers. however the nation also needs to take care of urgent human wishes. the issues of poverty, improvement, environmental justice, average source use and biodiversity conservation are proven to be interlinked in complicated methods. Authors deal with key questions, such as who are the winners and losers in makes an attempt to preserve biodiversity? And what are the consequences of recent kinds of conservation for rural livelihoods and environmental justice?

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