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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Logging crisis pushes Madagascar's forests on to UNESCO's Danger List

Logging crisis pushes Madagascar's forests on to UNESCO's Danger List

Date : 1st August 2010, Source : Mongabay



UNESCO's World Heritage committee has added Madagascar's unique tropical forests to its Danger List of threatened ecosystems. The move comes following a drawn-out illegal logging crisis that has seen loggers and traders infiltrating the island-nation's national parks for rosewood. Bushmeat hunting of lemurs and other rare species also accompanied the crisis.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0801-hance_mad_unesco.html





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