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News from the Field

  • International Wildlife Trade and biodiversity Conservation

    International Wildlife Trade and biodiversity Conservation: what role should researchers and conservation organisations take in Madagascar?

    In order to strengthen the capacity of Malagasy researchers and staff from NGOs working on the wildlife trade in Madagascar, Madagasikara Voakajy organized a five-day training workshop in March (16th to the 20th of March 2015). Attendees to the workshop included CITES Authorities (Management Authority and Scientific Authority), Universities (DBA, DBEV, ESSA-Forêts, IHSM Tuléar) and researchers from NGOs working on Malagasy wildlife trade and conservation, with representatives attending from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Amphibian Specialist Group Madagascar, Asity Madagascar Association, Vahatra Association, Conservation International, Royal Botanical Garden-Kew, Traffic International, Mitsinjo Association, MadagasikaraVoakajy, Missouri Botanical Garden. The workshop was organized by Madagasikara Voakajy Madagasikara Voakajy and funded by the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent, UK.

  • Conservation Hero at Madagasikara Voakajy

    We are pleased to announce that Daudet Andriafidison, Community and Conservation Programme Manager at Madagasikara Voakajy, has been selected among the 19 Disney Worldwide Conservation Hero. A great thank you to Lubee Bat Conservancy who nominated him!

  • Dancing frogs, football triumph and a raging dance floor: News from the 2014 Mangabe Festival

    It was a ratsy lalana to Beparasy, or a bad road to Mangarivotra as we soon found out. This little town in eastern Madagascar, located 54km from the town of Moramanga, has recently been renamed from “Many fleas” to “Blue air” in a bid to increase its appeal. Yet appeal it had as Madagasikara Voakajy launched their third annual festival to celebrate the hard work that local Malagasy communities have been undertaking in a bid to protect their forest from the devastation of environmental threats such as slash-and burn agriculture and illegal gold mining.

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New Publications

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    Management Plan - Ampotaka/Ankorabe New Protected Area. November 2014

  • file iconPAG_NAPAmbatofotsy

    Management Plan - Ambatofotsy New Protected Area. November 2014.

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    Management plan for Mangabe New Protected Area. November 2014

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Our Current Projects
1. Chameleon and Gecko Conservation
2. Creating six 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