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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.

Calumma tarzan, or Tarzan’s chameleon, was discovered in 2009 in the Anosibe An’Ala district.Subsequent research shows that this species is endemic to the district, where it is only know from three small forest fragments: near the village Tarzanville, Ambatofotsy forest and Ampotaka forest.

At the very start, Madagasikara Voakajy (MV) used to run researches on species conservation. Madagasikara Voakajy was created in 2005 following two projects on Malagasy species conservation called The Chameleons project in 1998 and the Lamin’Asa Fiarovana Ramanavy sy Fanihy in 2000. Through these works of research, the team had already recommended conservation measures adapted to threatened species. And the Government’s vision to increase the surface of the protected areas to 6 million hectares was the natural issue of these recommendations.

La Jeunesse de Madagasikara Voakajy a répondu présente à la célébration de la Journée Internationale de la Jeunesse dans le district de Moramanga. Notre équipe, dirigée par Eddie Rakotondrasoa, a profité de cette opportunité pour faire connaître aux jeunes de Moramanga, ainsi qu'au Premier Ministre de Madagascar, la création récente de la Nouvelle Aire Protégée Mangabe-Ranomena-Sasarotra dans ce district, ainsi que nos autres priorités et activités.