Madagascar: Protected Rainforest Hardwoods Continue to be Selectively Logged

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Madagascar’s Protected Rainforest Hardwoods Continue

to be Selectively Logged

By Rainforest Rescue – http://www.rainforestrescue.org/
with Rainforest Portal http://www.rainforestportal.org/

– a project of Ecological Internet
October 28, 2009

Post-coup illegal log and wildlife trade continue to threaten Madagacar’s biodiversity rich rainforest remnants, ecological sustainability and future potential for national advancement.

 This great nation’s precious hardwoods deserve CITES protections, to ensure selective logging of any sort in its primary old forests ends.

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** TAKE ACTION HERE NOW **:
http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/send.aspx?id=madagascar_landgrab

Loggers and wildlife traders continue to violate Madagascar’s biodiversity rich rainforests including protected areas. In March of this year controversy surrounding leasing of agricultural land resulted in a military coup.

In the chaos that ensued, armed gangs funded by Chinese traders entered Madagascar’s Marojejy and Masoala National Parks, two world-renowned World Heritage Sites, and logged rosewood, ebonies, and other valuable hardwoods. NGOs operating in Madagascar report continued armed, open and organized plundering of precious wood from several natural forests, including these parks.

MORE INFORMATION AND TAKE ACTION NOW:
http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/send.aspx?id=madagascar_landgrab

DISCUSS THIS ALERT:
http://www.rainforestportal.org/issues/2009/10/madagascars_endangered_rainfor.asp

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