Fieldwork in Madagascar:  1990-1999

Dr. Gezon lived in Madagacar for 16 months in 1992-93.  She studied issues of resource use and management, examining: relations between a local protected area and the local people; local conflict management strategies and the negotiation of water, land, and cattle rights; and social differentiation and resource rights.

This is the Ampanjaka Tsimiharo III (seated), the leader of the Antankarana ethnic group. To his left is his wife, Mony. The late Dadilahy Said to his right, and a royal elder stands at his far right.

Above:  This is the Ampanjaka Tsimiharo III (seated), the leader of the Antankarana ethnic group.  To his left is his wife, Mony.  The late Dadilahy Said to his right, and a royal elder stands at his far right.

My "mother" in the commoner village of Bevary
Above:  My "mother" in the commoner village of Bevary.  On one of my last days in the field, she took me out to what she considered to be a particularly beautiful spot and had me take her picture there. 
 

The spectacular Ankarana Massif lies to the east of the villages I lived in
The spectacular Ankarana Massif lies to the east of the villages I lived in.
 

Much of the forest on the edge of the massif is being cut down for agricultural land
Much of the forest on the edge of the massif is being cut down for agricultural land.

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