Latest news from Masoala

Am Donnerstag vor Ostern, dem 28. März 2013 um 21 Uhr, strahlt das Schweizer Fernsehen eine Sondersendung zum Thema Masoala aus, im Rahmen des wöchentlichen Wissensmagazins "Einstein" auf SRF 1. Eva Keller, Präsidentin des Vereins "Human Rights in Masoala", spricht in der Sendung zur Situation der einheimischen Bauern in Masoala. Nach der Ausstrahlung steht die Sendung als Podcast auf "http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/einstein/sendungen" zur Verfügung. Nicht verpassen!

Und: Radio Interview auf SRF 4

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This coming June, the Zurich zoo's Masoala Hall celebrates its 10th anniversary. This is also a good opportunity for us to make our concerns known. Below are listed the association's activities thus far plus the activities that are planned for 2013. 

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Ein Kommentar zum Hollywood Film von Eva Keller, Dezember 2012

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Malagasy farmers are often said to be engaged in agricultural practices that will inevitably lead to the eventual destruction of the exceptional natural environment where they live. In order to prevent such a scenario, it is expected that they should always keep in mind the long-term effects of their subsistence practices.

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Published two years ago in THE WASHINGTON POST on 25 January 2010, Katherine Marshall's column about the concerns raised by Human Rights in Masoala remains up-to-the-minute. Read here about the parable of the monkey and the fish.

10/02/2012

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In einer kürzlich erschienenen Publikation in der Wochenzeitung schildert Eva Keller, warum sich die Bauern in Masoala oft nicht gegen die Ungerechtigkeiten wehren, die ihnen im Namen des Umweltschutzes widerfahren. Lesen Sie hier.

03/10/2011

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According to a Malagasy newspaper (Midi Madagasikara), Madagascar National Parks intends to further extend the limit of the Masoala National Park, this time including an area of cultivated land where most of a small village's wet rice fields are located (the village concerned is Marofototra which lies a few hours walking distance to the south of Ambanizana, see map on our Mission Statement).

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The Collectif pour la Défense des Terres Malgaches (for a brief statement by its president Mamy Rakotondrainibe click here) has launched an online petition against the expulsion of Malagasy families from their land due to a number of causes. These causes include the creation of protected areas for nature conservation. The example of the Masoala National Park is mentioned in the petition. Visit and sign the petition at:

http://terresmalgaches.info

18/08/2011

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On Sunday 24 July (14:30) and Saturday 6 August (01:05), FRANCE 5 will show a documentary called "La lune et le bananier" about the Masoala National Park. Picking up Eva Keller's work, filmmaker Daniel Serre documents how the Masoala National Park has deprived many local people of important means of livelihood without giving them any proper compensation or an alternative way of making a living.

20/07/2011

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We have uploaded a link to Just Conservation. Just Conservation is a facebook platform (accessible also to those not on facebook) providing information on issues similar to the ones that Human Rights in Masoala is concerned with. Just Conservation raises concerns about social injustices in connection with environmental conservation in countries around the world. The site includes numerous links to other organisations or groups with similar concerns.

20/06/2011

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