Madagascar calls for assistance as fires imperil its protected areas
Between August and September 1,300 hectares (3212 acres) of forest land in Ankarafantsika National Park in northwestern Madagascar was burnt. Bush fires from slash-and-burn cultivation, in which forestland is burnt and cleared to plant crops, caused the most damage. The fires impacted forests not just in the buffer zone of the park but also the core area. The Malagasy government has called on the international community to aid its fire-fighting efforts.
Article published on october 11, 2019
|Keywords||AP, MNP, feu|