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Madagascar: Bush fires decreasing in the heart of the national park of Ankarafantsika

The national park of Ankarafantsika, in the Northwest of Madagascar, in the heart of an exceptional biodiversity on 130,000 hectares were affected in 2013 by 56 fires.
A figure lower than the previous years and gives reason for awareness led by the authorities to fight against this scourge that ravages sometimes several acres of dense and dry forests.
Today 500 volunteers and roam the ground to protect the Ankarafantsika departures bushfire logistical support of forest officers and firefighters from Boeny region permanently based in the heart of the national park.
As a reminder, 11,500 tourists visited Ankarafantsika national park in 2013 and their ecotourism stay has attracted more than 200 million ariary (62.486 euros) of revenues, as indicated in the Midi Madagasikara newspaper.

Antso Rajaona

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