I was sooo happy to see this ban reinstated last week on Rosewood logging and exports in Madagascar! Can you imagine….illegal logging of its NATIONAL PARKS!
Photo found on WildMadagascar.Org
Unfortuantely, over 20,000 acres of Madagascar’s rainforests were affected, including Marojejy, Masoala and Makira national parks which are some of the island’s most biologically diverse rainforests.
Andrea Johnson of EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) wrote via email “We’re hopeful that this moratorium marks a decision by the transition government to consider the long-term value of Madagascarâ€™s natural resources and end the uncontrolled exploitation of the forest for quick profit.”Â She also saidÂ “We’d like to believe this is actually the beginning of a new book, not just the start of another chapter in the recent sad story of corruption and plunder of Madagascarâ€™s irreplaceable forests.”