TROPICAL RAINFORESTS: Imperiled Riches—Threatened Rainforests

Deforestation As a Protest

In some countries, opposition to or displeasure with the government may not take the form of outright guerrilla, but civil disobedience. Governmental regulations are quietly ignored and violated, including those regarding conservation. For example, in Madagascar where burning has been illegal for such a long time, rural poor violate laws in order to defy authority.

Continued: Economic Restructuring

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