Panning for gold. This mining is now illegal as it is taking place in the protected forest of Daraina which is the habitat for the
Golden-crowned sifaka or Tattersall's sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) in North-east MADAGASCAR
FANANBY a local Madagascar NGO is working in Daraina to proclaim a protected site of about 20,000 ha. The gold mining is still quite common in the forest and trees are falling over as the ground is littered with deep pits from the excavations of these miners.