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Madagascar: Deforestation has annually destroyed 36,000 hectares of natural forest between 2005 and 2010

While environmental degradation in Madagascar is valued at 450 million dollars, or 10% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the island, a recent study revealed that about 36,000 hectares of forest between 2005 and 2010 were annually destroyed in the wake of the deforestation of forests of low altitude as for Atsimo Andrefana and Menabe, regions the most affected.
The forests of Madagascar to the unique biodiversity are facing significant deforestation and the cover of natural forest of Madagascar was estimated at 9.220.040 hectares in 2010.
Dry and thorny forests from the island also remain more threatened than rainforests, as reported by the newspaper Courrier of Madagascar.
Burn cultivation, locally called Tavy, and production of charcoal included decimated over a large area ecological lung of the Island.

Antso Rajaona

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