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News from the Field

  • Calumma tarzan


    Calumma tarzan, or Tarzan’s chameleon, was discovered in 2009 in the Anosibe An’Ala district.Subsequent research shows that this species is endemic to the district, where it is only know from three small forest fragments: near the village Tarzanville, Ambatofotsy forest and Ampotaka forest.


  • Welcome to the seven new protected areas created in the Alaotra Mangoro Region

    At the very start, Madagasikara Voakajy (MV) used to run researches on species conservation. Madagasikara Voakajy was created in 2005 following two projects on Malagasy species conservation called The Chameleons project in 1998 and the Lamin’Asa Fiarovana Ramanavy sy Fanihy in 2000. Through these works of research, the team had already recommended conservation measures adapted to threatened species. And the Government’s vision to increase the surface of the protected areas to 6 million hectares was the natural issue of these recommendations.

    In 2008, MV decided to contribute to the creation of seven new protected areas (NPA) in the Alaotra Mangoro Region, to achieve the country’s challenge to triple the surface of terrestrial protected areas.

    After many efforts, the decrees of creation of seven NPAcovering 30823 hectares were finally approved on 2015.

  • Building local capacity within Mangabe Protected Area

    The Mangabe – Ranomena – Sahasarotra New Protected Area (NPA) is located in the Moramanga district. The decree of its creation was published on April 2015, the 21st  (Décret N° 2015-725 du 21 Avril 2015).

    From July, 15th to August 17th, our team carried out a field work there, led by Voahirana RANDRIAMAMONJY. The main purpose of our trip was to inform the villagers living around the NPA about the official decree.

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New Publications

  • file iconPAG_NAPAmpotaka

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

  • file iconPAG_NAPAmbatofotsy

    Management Plan - Ambatofotsy New Protected Area. November 2014.

  • file iconPAG NAP Mangabe_Ranomena_Sasarotra

    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