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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Facing cash crunch, will Madagascar's politicians sanction rainforest plunder?

Facing cash crunch, will Madagascar's politicians sanction rainforest plunder?

Date : 7th January 2010, Source : Mongabay



Facing a severe cash crunch in the aftermath of a March military coup which triggered donor governments to suspend aid and crippled its economy, Madagascar's top politicians are reportedly mulling the export of tens of millions of dollars' worth of precious hardwoods illegally logged from the country's rainforest parks, according to high-placed sources in the Indian Ocean island nation.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0107-madagascar.html





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