Forest and labor in Madagascar: From colonial concession to global biosphere

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Protecting the unique plants and animals that live on Madagascar while fueling economic growth has been a priority for the Malagasy state, international donors, and conservation NGOs since the late 1980s. Forest and Labor in Madagascar shows how poor rural workers who must make a living from the forest balance their needs with the desire of the state to earn foreign revenue from ecotourism and forest-based enterprises. Genese Marie Sodikoff examines how the appreciation and protection of Madagascar's biodiversity depend on manual labor. She exposes the moral dilemmas workers face as both conservation representatives and peasant farmers by pointing to the hidden costs of ecological conservation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages245
ISBN (Print)9780253003096
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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