MadagascarOverview of NationContinent: AfricaSize: 587,041 km² Population: 26,262,810Flag: Map: Third world countryLarge island in the Indian oceanFourth largest island in the worldIs a very popular mining countryLost 90% of it’s forest due to human farming methodNatural Resources (Renewable) vs. Non renewable ResourcesDefinition: Natural resources are resources that are natural made. They are not made by the actions of humans. Definition: A non renewable resource is something that takes million years to form inside the earth. Some example are copper, coal, fossil fuel, and strong nickel.Natural resources (renewable)goldironcoalnickelgraphitesalt quartztreeswaterNon renewable resourcesstrong nickelcopperplatinum group metal anomalismcoalfossil fuelnatural gasOne of the pros for natural resources is that many of them are the only available source for that item. Another pro is, they can be used in everyday life. Some cons for natural resources are, when you extract a natural resource it does major damage to our Earth. Another con would be that since oil is a natural resource that means it can kill animals. Gold in Madagascar used to be sold to make money for schools, wells, and other necessities for the villages. Gold is being misused because too many people in Madagascar are mining to find it and other ores, which destroys the Earth.Physical environmentThe physical environment of Madagascar is deforested and the habitats of animals are being destroyed. Madagascar is an island that is divided into 5 parts.The Tsaratanana Massif region is home to Madagascar’s highest point, Maromokotro at 9,435 ft. (2,876 m).The central highlands are punctuated by grassy, deforested hills bordering rice-growing valleys.Canada’s environment only use 10% of its water either cold or its covered in water. Also Canada has 10% of the worlds forest. Canada has soil that is soggy and suitable for planting trees. Madagascar is a island surrounded by water. Madagascar lost 90% of its original forest Because of a farming technique where you burn the forest. Madagascar is called The Great Red Island because of its red lateritic soil.Personal Plan of ActionMadagascar should cut down on mining for a while because of the numerous animal habitats being destroyed in the process. They have also destroyed so much of the earth by mining. Madagascar should cut down on wood because they have already destroyed 90% of the forest by using a farming technique called the slash and burn.They should stop drinking dirty water and start boiling their water to get it clean and fresh. By doing so, this will stop giving the people diseases and health issues. Madagascar is a very poor third world country that is in poverty. I will be discussing about why the country is so poor, why it is a very well known island, and lastly, some of the rare animals living on the island.Madagascar would be a rich country only if they didn’t have the rule called the Kleptocratic rule, which states that the government takes millions of dollars a year for funds for ear-marked aids and development activities. On top of that, the cost for shipping in Madagascar is a very large amount of money. Madagascar’s weak education system makes it difficult for people to get a job to earn money, and very few people have access to the internet as well. The citizens of Madagascar make only $1 per day for selling vanilla beans which take 2 years to grow, and it’s quite expensive. In the US, vanilla beans sell for $600 to $700 per kilogram. Moreover, because of all these facts I stated, the poor economy suffers from the lack of education and money. Madagascar is very well known island because of all its sightseeing activities such as, Royal Hill of Ambohimanga, Ifaty, Avenue of the Baobabs, Nosy Be and, Tsingy de Bemaraha. People check out places like the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga because of its historical past. A king used to live there, and you can see the historical items of the great king such as drums, weapons and talismans at the place. Some places in Madagascar is ideal for diving, snorkeling and fishing such as the ifaty sea. Avenue of the Baobabs is a place where there is a bunch of grouped trees making a road of dirt between Morondava and Beloni Tsiribihina in western Madagascar. Its striking landscape draws tourists from around the world, making it one of the most visited locations in the region. Also, the trees in there are over 800 years old, which stood in a dense tropical forest. Madagascar is most famous for its animals because most tourists come to see the rare animals such as, Fody, Tomato Frogs, Panther Chameleon, Pochard, the Lemurs of Madagascar and many more. Some of these animals are going extinct like the Lemurs of Madagascar. The deforestation in Madagascar destroyed 90% of its forest, which caused 80% of the Lemurs homes to be destroyed. Also, Madagascar has the rarest duck in the world which is the Pochard. Many people thought this duck was extinct for many years but in 2006 around 20 Pochard ducks were found at lake Mastsaborimena. In conclusion, Madagascar is a very unique country. The rare animals and the captivating tourist attractions is what makes this large island popular around the globe.If you take away some of the natural resources away, such as wood, then people at madagascar won’t be able to breath because of the oxygen wood produces to the earth. Without any trees left, oxygen levels will be very low. Without water they would die from dehydration.They missus wood by burning it down instead of using it for good. Instead they should use the wood to build a house or build something they need. If they want to reduce the amount of gold they use then, they should mine in more rich areasThen, they can get however much they need and let the rest of the gold stay there for later. For wood, if they need to get a nice and wide area then they should use another less harmful method for cutting down the trees, instead of burning them down. Canada can help with locating the area’s that are empty and clear by bringing a helicopter there to see all the areas that are empty and usable. Also, Canada can bring in some extra materials for the workers that are mining.ConclusionsI found out while researching that many different types of natural disasters can cause lots of damage to the social, environmental, and economic parts of the country. For an example, if Madagascar got hit by a tsunami it would mass destruction to the coasts of the island. Many parts of its forests, its beaches and buildings would be hit hard and would cause millions to clean up. So much money would be spent to clean up and repair the damage that it would be a major chunk of the governments money and it would years to recover from something so bad. It is so difficult to solve because taking the time to clean up the horrific mess by the disaster takes a lot of time, strength and money. Tourism on the economy is good because they are making money from the people. Tourism is bad for the environment because they may be hurting nature or hurting the animals on the island. Natural resources extraction is really bad to the earth. It damages the earth a lot because you are extracting something from the earth by mining. In Madagascar you have to mine first to extract the natural resources which is super bad for the earth. Also most of their natural resources are minerals which means they have to mine for them.