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In Madagascar, rush for precious stones threatens a precious forest
By Bruno Vander Velde
April 4, 2017
The recent “sapphire rush” in Madagascar poses an urgent and destructive threat to the nation’s forests and people.
© Conservation International/photo by Andriambolantsoa Rasolohery
In cyclone-plagued country, forests help farmers recover
By Sophie Bertazzo
May 24, 2016
A new study explores the impacts of cyclones on Madagascar’s vulnerable smallholder farmers, who are often forced to turn to nature for survival.