Illegal logging in Madagascar exacerbates climate change

By Allyn Gaestel

16 December 2009 [MEDIAGLOBAL]: Fast paced illegal logging in Madagascar is causing environmental damage and contributing to climate change.

The trafficking and exporting of rosewood and ebony trees is quickly diminishing the forests on this island country. The trees are being harvested primarily in the northern SAVA region in two protected national parks, Masoala and Marojejy. This strongly undermines the sanctity of these protected areas and is having an immediate impact on the local climate…Read full article