After a coup that left this poor nation in political chaos, loggers took advantage of the turmoil to move into national parks and extract valuable timber - especially the precious Rosewood tree.
I spent a week following endangered primates in this remote area, and came across this illegal logging camp where rosewood trees had been cut down - inside the boundaries of Marojejy National Park, one of the last refuges for the Silky Sifaka.
Read about the latest here:
Rosewood Logging Update
I am currently helping to set up a non-profit to support Silky Sifaka conservation in Madagascar : stay tuned for more developments.