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Madagascar is among the world's poorest countries. As such, people's day-to-day survival is dependent upon natural resource use. They must live off the land that surrounds them, making use of whatever resources they can find. Their poverty costs the country and the world through the loss of the island's endemic biodiversity. Madagascar's major environmental problems include: Deforestation and habitat destruction; Agricultural fires; Erosion and soil degradation; Over exploitation of living resources including hunting and over-collection of species from the wild; Introduction of alien species.
Landscape with little forest left in south-west Madagascar
Madagascar - two children in a poor country
Isalo National Park, sandstone formations, Madagascar
Isalo National Park, sandstone formations, Madagascar
Isalo National Park, Madagascar
Isalo National Park, sandstone formations, Madagascar
Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia brygooi), Central-South Madagascar
Red-legged Golden Orb-Web Spider (Nephila inaurata), Madagascar
Mountain landscape in central south Madagascar
Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi), Isalo National Park, Madagascar
Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi), Isalo National Park, Madagascar
Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta), Isalo National Park, Madagascar
Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta), Isalo National Park, Madagascar
Madagascar Kingfisher (Alcedo vintsioides),, Madagascar
Red Fody (Foudia madagascariensis),  Madagascar
Agricultural fires, Madagascar
Rainbow Milkweed Locust, (Phymateus saxosus), Madagascar
Landscape in Fianarantsoa Province in central south Madagascar
Isalo National Park, wetland flora, Madagascar
Baobab, Adansonia, native tree in Madagascar
Village in Southwest Madagascar
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