What a cluster****. And for it to happen to one of the most unique places on the planet just adds to the sadness. Lets invade it and remove all people to the mainland. Turn it into a world heritage site......
Joking aside that article implies stability is not on the horizon
More good news. The African Union has declared all three: Mrs. Ravalomanana, Rajoelina, and Ratsiraka illegitimate and unlikely to be officially recognized. Sad face
We can ***** all we want but nothing is gonna get better until the native people realize what a paradise they live in and that the fauna there country holds is some of the most unique and prized in the world. Instead of making a bunch of farms why don't they devote certain parts of the country to large city's and leave the rest to natural populations and tourism centers. How can we even help these people understand what there destroying and how far is to far as much as making there decisions for them goes?
Not that it is happening here very much but we need to be careful in our judgments about the Malagasy people. I think that considering the circumstances they are doing well and I really do hope to see more stability so greater change might be possible.
I live in a place (California) that at one time was a veritable masterpiece of nature with lush temperate rainforests, wetlands, vernal pools, beauty and diversity to challenge anything this world has to offer. Most of it is gone now. And our first world stable government continues to approve mining it out, paving it over, logging it, and farming it. And were not at risk of starving but a few dollars certainly can let you destroy habitat. In trying to save a native tree frog people were outraged because that would mean fewer stocked fisheries where they could make money selling to tourist fishermen.
My point is the problem is very deep and spans the globe, the current political instability is a very small part of the issue.