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.
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!
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.
Management Plan - Ampotaka/Ankorabe New Protected Area. November 2014
Management Plan - Ambatofotsy New Protected Area. November 2014.
Management plan for Mangabe New Protected Area. November 2014