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Mining and conservation: implications for Madagascar’s littoral forests
 

Watson, J.E.M., Joseph, L.N. & Fuller, R.A. 2010. Mining and conservation: implications for Madagascar’s littoral forests. Conservation Letters, 3, 286-287. [Refereed correspondence]

A recent article in Conservation Letters by Virah-Sawmy (2009) presents new evidence with the potential to change conservation planning in Madagascar. However, it ends with unsubstantiated policy recommendations that, if followed, could accelerate clearance of the few remaining patches of littoral forest in south-eastern Madagascar, one of the most threatened ecosystems on the island…

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