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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 06:54 PM
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Destruction worsens in Madagascar as mafias raze rainforest
Edited on Thu Aug-20-09 06:54 PM by Barrett808
Armed bands are decimating rainforest reserves in northeastern Madagascar, killing lemurs and intimidating conservation workers, despite widespread condemnation by international environmental groups.

Several local sources report large-scale logging of valuable hardwoods in Mananara-Nord Biosphere Reserve, Masoala National Park, and Makira.

"The terrestrial part of Mananara biosphere has been devastated," a Malagasy source told mongabay.com. " have been threatened with beheading if they continue to embarrass the bolabolists . The message came from the timber barons of Antalaha. Several hundreds of cutters are now in the Biosphere of Mananara carrying official forms with all necessary signatures."

The timber mafia is also threatening and intimidating park authorities. According to National Radio Maroantsetra a park ranger from ANGAP, Madagascar's protected areas agency, had both of his feet broken representatives of timber barons in the town of Mananara. ...

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0820-madagascar.html
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Jkid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 09:22 PM
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1. The country has the police and an army.
Send in the troops against these thugs.
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GliderGuider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-21-09 05:57 AM
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3. If they are "carrying official forms with all necessary signatures"
The police and army are not going to move against them, they're on the same side.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-20-09 09:42 PM
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2. Which sounds better?
Hard liquor or opiates? x(
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