|Environmental Impacts||Visible: Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation|
Potential: Desertification/Drought, Noise pollution, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Global warming, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover
|Other||One of the direct environmental impacts of the illegal logging in Masoala is the habitat destruction for many species, especially for endagered lemurs. In addition to this, the lemurs are hunted to be eaten. Many Environmental Organisations are very concerned about this situation. |
|Health Impacts||Visible: Malnutrition, Infectious diseases|
Potential: Violence related health impacts (homicides, rape, etc..) , Accidents, Health problems related to alcoholism, prostitution
|Other||More than 4,000 people/year lived illegally in the Masoala National Park from 2009 to 2013. This situation has increased the health and social problems in this Region.|
|Socio-economic Impacts||Visible: Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Violations of human rights, Loss of landscape/sense of place, Social problems (alcoholism, prostitution, etc..), Other socio-economic impacts|
Potential: Militarization and increased police presence, Increase in violence and crime, Land dispossession, Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors
|Other||Smuggling of rosewood for export from National Parks.|
Increase of social problems in the Masoala Region.
Total failure for the tourism sector.
Precious woods are being extracted from forests by roving and sometimes violent gangs of lumbermen and sold to a few powerful businessmen for export.