25 Apr '11, 7am

Trucks and timber seized after Asity Madagascar intervenes: Asity Madagascar (BirdLife in Madagascar) has helped...

Trucks and timber seized after Asity Madagascar intervenes: Asity Madagascar (BirdLife in Madagascar) has helped...

Rosewood and other timber is being stripped on a much larger scale from the protected areas in the north-east of Madagascar, and the loggers – some of them in possession of “official” permits for their activities – boast of being unafraid of any authority, including the state. Voahary Gasy is asking the government to ensure that existing laws covering protected areas and other aspects of environmental governance are strictly enforced.“Asity Madagascar joins Voahary Gasy in calling for a decree prohibiting the exploitation and export of precious native trees to be published in Madagascar’s Official Gazette”, said Vony Raminoarisoa, national coordinator of Asity Madagascar.

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/04/trucks-and-timb...

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