By Ivan R. Scales

Madagascar is likely one of the so much biologically various locations 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 on the earth. although, this hugely diversified natural world is threatened through habitat loss and fragmentation and the island has been categorized one of many world’s optimum conservation priorities. 



Drawing on insights from geography, anthropology, sustainable improvement, political technology and ecology, this ebook offers a complete overview of the prestige of conservation and environmental administration in Madagascar. It describes how conservation enterprises were experimenting with new types of secure components, community-based source administration, ecotourism, and funds for atmosphere prone. however the nation also needs to take care of urgent human wishes. the issues of poverty, improvement, environmental justice, typical source use and biodiversity conservation are proven to be interlinked in complicated methods. Authors handle key questions, such as who are the winners and losers in makes an attempt to preserve biodiversity? And what are the results of latest sorts of conservation for rural livelihoods and environmental justice?

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