Elmqvist, T., M. Pyyko_nen and M. Tengo_
In contrast to other types of forests in Madagascar there are only a few, very small areas formally under protection. Informal institutions, however, play an important role in southern Madagascar in protecting forest ecosystems and maintaining their capacity to generate valuable ecosystem services. Other studies have shown the value of existing institutions and customary authority and values for the success of conservation. Few studies have, however, linked the existence of a social capital related to forest management with spatial analysis of forest dynamics.
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