We are working to identify the priority reptile species for conservation and sustainable use.
All the latest news from Madagasikara Voakajy, the Malagasy biodiversity organisation dedicated to the conservation of endemic vertebrates and their habitats in Madagascar.
We are creating six new protected areas with the support of local communties and the government of Madagascar. These forest range in size from 60 ha to 17,000 ha and are home to a range of endemic plants and animals.
We started working in Lake Tseny during 2010. This lake is in western Madagascar and our early survey results indicate that it has a remarkable assemblage of endemic fish. A sunken forest near the shore may be the key to maintaining important safe areas for Malagasy fish whilst the open water supports healthy stocks of other fish species that provide an important source of income and protein to local communities.