20 Jul 2015, WB
Madagascar was described as the 'great red island' by Marco Polo due to the abundant rust-red laterite soil. Protected areas play a strategic role in it’s ability to withstand extreme weather events such as droughts and floods. But the sanctuaries are under threat as poverty, poor law enforcement and lack of alternatives push people to use and abuse natural resources for land, food and fuel...
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