Madagascar: Is NGO-led conservation too conservative to conserve much?
International environmental NGOs working in Madagascar assume a relatively narrow role of supporting local conservation and development in line with government strategy - The nature of the NGOs’ legal relationship with the Malagasy government, which has close ties to the extractive industries, and the restrictions that come with international funding make it difficult for them to take a broader role or push for systemic environmental reforms -The result, some critics say, is that international NGOs fail to address the country’s most serious conservation challenges -Homegrown civil society groups have more room to operate in Madagascar and do some of the most important conservation work.
Article published in december 16, 2019
|Keywords||International NGOs, local conservation and development|
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