Collaborate with communities to conserve Madagascar’s extraordinary biodiversity
Healthy communities advocating for and conserving Madagascar’s forests and wildlife
WHAT IS WILDLIFE MADAGASCAR?
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WILDLIFE MADAGASCAR IS COMMITTED TO CONSERVING LANDS AND PRIMARY FOREST IN MADAGASCAR, WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAINING THE COUNTRY’S UNIQUE WILDLIFE.
By safeguarding biodiversity through multiple approaches and with wide-ranging partnerships, we seek to help combat the effects of climate change and conserve Madagascar’s unique biodiversity. We focus on partnering with Malagasy communities to find sustainable conservation solutions and improve livelihoods.
Our expertise is in working with communities to develop and support local initiatives based on their expressed needs. We bring together individuals, key groups, local organizations, nonprofit partners, and government agencies to create programs that lead to lasting change. We seek to work together to alleviate poverty and support environmental conservation in one of the world’s most threatened and irreplaceable environments.
BEAUTIFUL PARKS, POWERFUL PROTECTION
Wildlife Madagascar aims to apply an integrated community conservation and development approach to protecting wildlife in a designated area of Madagascar.
Projects include park management planning and implementation, community patrolling services, livelihood development for residents, and building and supporting community institutions surrounding the park’s operations. We also plan educational opportunities for farmers to improve agricultural and forestry practices that will lead to greater food security. Only by bringing local knowledge, practicality, and priorities together with a focused scientific and educational effort will we be successful in protecting Madagascar’s breathtaking biodiversity.
To support and expand these projects over time, Wildlife Madagascar will establish a program of sustainable and carefully considered ecotourism and nature-based tourism program. Ecotourism is considered by many to be one of the best hopes for Madagascar to improve the standard of living for its people. If responsibly managed, ecotourism can benefit local communities, the economy, the environment, and visitors.
This exciting opportunity will add further protection for habitat and wildlife, provide jobs, and create an economic incentive to maintain wild places. It will also give wildlife enthusiasts, conservation supporters, and nature adventurers the world over a chance to discover and appreciate the awe-inspiring wonders of Madagascar.