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 peasants violate laws in
order to defy authority.
What these people do not understand is that they are hurting their own well-being by destroying the forests that
provide them with what they have.
Continued: Economic Restructuring
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