No Cutting, No Goats, No Fires
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 9:30AM
[chuck] in Madagascar, Oronjia Forest, Other, Science

Sign on one of the trees along the road inside the Oronjia Forest protected area. The tree with the orange, papery bark is Delonix velutina, an important local species used to make canoes; the species is classified as "Endangered" on the IUCN Red List. I saw tree felling and I saw a lot of goats in the reserve, but no fires. [NOTE: Some interesting strategies are being implemented to get the goats out. Only a few families have goats, but their impact on the forest affects everyone. Stay tuned].

Article originally appeared on thus i have seen (
See website for complete article licensing information.