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Nurturing Seeds of Association: Democracy and Conservation through Civil Society at Masoala National Park, Madagascar. Focus on Ch IV: Civil Society and Masoala National Park Kate Mannle Bates College Lewiston, ME USA For the TBPARI Teleseminar Series 12 May, 2004.
Focus on Ch IV:
Civil Society and Masoala National Park
Lewiston, ME USA
For the TBPARI Teleseminar Series
12 May, 2004
Masoala National Park Habitat Types of the Masoala Peninsula
Source: (Ormsby 2003) Source: (Rubel et al 2003)
national motto “Unity Amongst Diversity”
deeply felt but unspoken ethnic/regional divide
influences of British and French colonialism
domination of Betsimisaraka by Merina ethnic group
2001-2002 political and economic crisis
Violence, mass arrests, and kidnapping in northern and eastern provinces during the crisis have created mistrust, fear, and silencing of political viewsSocial and Political Factors to Understanding Madagascar and the Masoala Region
Can democracy and conservation reinforce each other?
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Thank you to WCS, ANGAP and AGEM, Peter Rogers, and The Trans-Boundary Protected Areas Research Initiative