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All the latest news from Madagasikara Voakajy, the Malagasy biodiversity organisation dedicated to the conservation of endemic vertebrates and their habitats in Madagascar.

Monitoring natural regeneration of indigenous species could boost forest restoration much more quickly and effectively than planting. The MV team in Menabe has established a few monitoring plots for these regenerations with local communities in their respective restoration zones. A census of woody species and measurements were made in five 100 m2 plots randomly distributed in each restoration zone.

 

Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot, yet its wildlife is under immense threat from habitat loss and other anthropogenic pressures. To tackle this, Madagascar has implemented new environmental legislation, including rapid expansion of the protected area network.

 The Tarzan chameleon is an endemic chameleon found only in eastern Madagascar. This chameleon is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red list of endangered species due to restricted geographic range and continuing decline of its remaining habitat.

 

Following the launch of the Fitantanana Maharitra ho Lovainjafy project with the authorities in the Ambatondrazaka district, Madagasikara Voakajy teams conducted a meeting and sensitization in the fokontany concerned.