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Madagascar: The degradation of the environment in the island in the middle of a workshop in Tananarive




The cost of the degradation of the environment in Madagascar is rated between 450 and 500 million dollars annually, or approximately 9-10% of the gross national product of the island, according to estimates put forward by the World Bank.
 
This is reflected particularly in the work of a regional workshop across the African continent on the growth of the green economy in Madagascar and held midweek at the Hotel Ibis Ankorondrano of Tananarive.
 
In direct relation to its geographical position and the distribution on its territory of the Malagasy population, most of the productive sectors in Madagascar are thus very vulnerable to the severe weather conditions such as cyclones, drought and other flooding episodes.
 

Faced with these natural disasters, human action also drains in its wake deforestation and degradation of natural areas, as reported in the Courrier newspaper of Madagascar. 
 
"The threats of mining activities and the massive use of biomass as main energy source" have also been singled out by some 70 participants who have worked on the issue.
 
"We are aware of the challenges facing our country... We must learn to better preserve our natural resources, knowing economic benefit for the country," said President Hery Rajaonarimampianina in his inaugural speech.
 
 



Antso Rajaona


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