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Promo Master Anthropology
- Human-Environment interactions
- Institutions (formal and informal) and mechanisms (incl. REDD+ and CBNRM) of natural
- Environmental values: diversity and representations
- Human rights/indigenous people and nature conservation
Region: Africa; Madagascar
The power configuration of climate policy: REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) in Madagascar
In 2008, the United Nations endorsed REDD in an effort to offset carbon emissions through integrating forests into global carbon markets. More cost-effective than cutting emissions altogether, it is an attractive option for investors and businesses and is increasingly applied to extensive forest and biodiversity conservation schemes in Madagascar.
Even though conservation would rarely be applied to 'land grab' classifications, the eviction of local residents from protected areas has been a long-standing concern of indigenous peoples and various scholars. While the logic of REDD is indeed to pay host countries and local people for lost access to forests, the equitability of fund distribution and levels of compensation for non-economic forest uses remain points of conflict and confusion.
This case study examines the global relationships and structures driving REDD initiatives in Madagascar, the local implementation practices of REDD within the context of diverse stakeholder interaction and the effectiveness of equitable benefit sharing arising from REDD.
Andriamarovololona, M.M., Jones, J.P.G. (2012). The role of taboos and traditional beliefs in aquatic conservation in Madagascar, Chapter in Sacred Species and Sites: Advances in Biocultural Conservation. ed. G. Pungetti, G. Oviedo and D. Hooke Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Jones, J.P.G., Andriamarovololona, M.M., & Hockley, N. (2008) The importance of taboos and social norms to conservation in Madagascar. Conservation Biology, 22:
Jones, J.P.G., Andriamarovololona, M.M., Hockley, N.J., Gibbons, J.M., & Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2008) Testing the use of interviews as a tool for monitoring trends in the harvesting of wild species. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45: 1205-1212.
Hockley, N.J. & Andriamarovololona, M.M. (2007). The economics of community forest management in Madagascar: is there a free lunch? USAID, Washington, D.C.
Andriamarovololona, M.M., Jones, J.P.G.(2006). Malagasy language field guide to fauna of the Ranomafana-Ivohibe forest corridor. Ireo biby mampiavaka ny tandavan’ala Ranomafana-Pic d’Ivohibe., p. 17. Vokatry ny Ala, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar.