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A Malagasy organisation dedicated to biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources in Madagascar.

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News from the Field

  • A week to consolidate community engagement to biodiversity conservation in the Moramanga district

    From 24th to 28th March 2014, 54 leaders and members of 12 community-based organisations working with Madagasikara Voakajy in Moramanga and Ambatondrazaka districts got together to foster their engagement for conserving the unique biodiversity in their villages, part of the unique biodiversity of Madagascar.

  • Marking Mangabe (Part 2)

    On our fourth day I wake up a bit later, and I stay in my tent to read and write. Around eight our cook makes some coffee for the team – no sugar for the vazaha, he says giggling. My eating habits are a constant source of amusement for the team and nobody can understand how I can eat so little rice. But really, if you had a look at the ridiculous amounts of rice my team mates eat at every meal you would understand how. We have fries for breakfast, which is a welcome change after the dried fish we had yesterday. And the day before. I like this place, it's quiet, and being away from the villages I don't have children staring at me all day long.

  • When peanuts help to conserve fruit bats

    Of course, fruit bats do not eat peanuts, but in eastern Madagascar, a peanut cultivation project helped to conserve three fruit bat roosts. How?

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New Publications

  • file iconAlimentation et dispersion des graines chez Rousettus madagascariensis

    Andrianaivoarivelo, A.R., E.J. Petit, N. Razafindrakoto and P.A. Racey. 2012

    Revue Ecologique (Terre et Vie) Vol. 67:179-191

  • file iconNew distribution record of the critically endangered chameleon Calumma tarzan

    Christian Randrianantoandro. Herpetology Notes 5: 165-166

  • file iconSmall Fruit Bat Conservation in Eastern Madagascar

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Our Current Projects
1. Chameleon and Gecko Conservation
2. Creating 7 new protected areas
3. Lake Tseny: freshwater biodiversity conservation in an important fishery
4. Saving the Golden Frog
5. Promoting conservation and wise use of baobab trees