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MadagascarMadagascar's Environmental Values and Challenges
Madagascar is among the world's poorest countries. As such, people's day-to-day survival is dependent upon natural resource use. They must live off the land that surrounds them, making use of whatever resources they can find. Their poverty costs the country and the world through the loss of the island's endemic biodiversity. Madagascar's major environmental problems include: Deforestation and habitat destruction; Agricultural fires; Erosion and soil degradation; Over exploitation of living resources including hunting and over-collection of species from the wild; Introduction of alien species.
Landscape with little forests left, South-West Madagascar
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, Madagaskar
Salt Lake, Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, Madagaskar
Local people's fishing boat, Anakao, South-West Madagascar
Local people's fishing boat, Anakao, South-West Madagascar
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, dry forest, South-West Madagascar
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, dry shrub, South-West Madagascar
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, dry forest, South-West Madagascar
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, salt lake, Salicornia vegetation,South-West Madagascar
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, salt lake, Salicornia vegetation,South-West Madagascar
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park,  salt lake, South-West Madagascar
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park,  salt lake, South-West Madagascar
Madagascar Plover (Charadrius thoracicus), Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, Madagascar
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park,  salt lake, South-West Madagascar
Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, South-West Madagascar
Dry forests and shrubs on the coast South-West Madagascar
Madagascar Green Pigeon (Treron australis); Toliara, Madagascar
Mangroves near Toliara, South-West Madagascar
Mangroves near Toliara, South-West Madagascar
Citrus Swallowtail (Papilio demodocus), Madagascar
Natural forest cover with starting deforestation in south-west Madagascar
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