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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 are working with subsistence hunters in the Mangabe forest to better understand the different type of wild animals that they trap for food.

The Belalanda Chameleon is one of Madagascar's rarest animals. It is only known from a tiny area to the west of Toliara where it survives in degraded habitats. We are working with WWF to prevent the extinction of this species and had a planning meeting last week in Toliara about launching an environmental education project in the two sites where this species is known to occur.

The magnificent baobab trees of Madagascar make a number of important contributions to livelihoods and we aim to make this sustainable and equitable whilst also promoting the recovery of degraded baobab forests.

A Chameleon Specialist Group has just been established by the IUCN Species Survival Commission. It will bring together experts on all African, middle-eastern, Asian and European chameleon species and aims to promote conservation efforts and sustainable use.