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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.

We were selected among the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) action to take part on the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European Overseas Initiative (BEST) and BIOPAMA Grants Knowledge Sharing Journey at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club in Nairobi (Kenya) on 02-06 May 2023. 80 participants attended this workshop including 25 IUCN staffs and 55 Grantees from Caraibes, Africa, Indian Ocean and Pacific regions.

Since 2019, we have started forest restoration initiatives in degraded areas of the Mangabe Protected Area (AP) (Moramanga District, Alaotra Mangoro Region) in order to maintain the integrity of the ecosystem. In 2022, five village nurseries were installed and 10 nurserymen were recruited and trained in nursery management and maintenance.

The BaoBat 2 is a joint project between RBG Kew, University of Antananarivo and Madagasikara Voakajy to protect the baobab Adansonia suarezensis. It is a multidisciplinary project, focused on the study of pollination, the animal interaction with fruits and seeds, and the reinforcement of natural populations of Diego baobab, an emblematic tree of Antsiranana Regions. In situ restoration, leaded by Madagasikara Voakajy, has been initiated since September 2022.