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