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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.

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.

This opportunity allowed him to meet partners, to promote existing cooperation and above all to share our vision on future plant conservation projects in the PAs managed by Madagasikara Voakajy. This training which are a very beneficial opportunity to him to talk and to discuss with the financial partners of Madagasikara Voakajy.

October was a very exciting month, two days to remember for Miavotra women’s group in Mangabe protected areas. This wonderful group of women welcomed their first and second wave of clients. For the Aqua-Firma group, it was October 9. A parade was organized to show our ecotourist the evolution of the students.

Let us recall that, they followed sewing course during 11 sessions. These workshops were created with the initiative of Madagasikara voakajy (MV), with women's groups to provide alternative income opportunities.