The Antanosy gecko, Phelsuma antanosy, is Critically Endangered species in the IUCN Red List. It is only found in the Anosy Region, in southeastern Madagascar, particularly around the QMM mining area. A workshop aiming to develop a Conservation Strategy for this species was organized on 13-15th June 2012 at the Hotel Marina, Fort-Dauphin.
The vision for the conservation of the species, defined at the workshop was: "The conservation and sustainable use of the Antanosy gecko and its habitats by all stakeholders enhance the development of Anosy Region". Three goals, nine specific objectives and 90 actions were defined. The Strategy document will be available in November 2012.
The workshop has seen the participation of local communities, local and regional authorities, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and conservation organizations working in the Region. We are grateful to all participants and funders: Fauna and Flora International and Qit Minerals Madagascar.