27 Feb '12, 3pm

Scientists recommend marine protected areas for Madagascar

Scientists recommend marine protected areas for Madagascar

Poor in Madagascar see fish plundered for foreign consumption (10/11/2011) A new study warns that overfishing could exacerbate poverty and political stability in one of the world's poorest nations: Madagascar. According to the recent study by the University of British Columbia's Sea Around Us Project and Malagasy NGO Blue Ventures, fish catches in the African island-nation from 1950 to 2008 are actually double the official numbers, with foreign wealthy nations currently taking half the haul. Innovative conservation: wild silk, endangered species, and poverty in Madagascar (02/20/2012) For anyone who works in conservation in Madagascar, confronting the complex difficulties of widespread poverty is a part of the job. But with the wealth of Madagascar's wildlife rapidly diminishing— such as lemurs, miniature chameleons, and hedgehog-looking tenrecs found no-where else in the ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0227-hance_mpas_madasgacar....

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