Collaborate with communities to conserve
Madagascar’s extraordinary biodiversity
Healthy communities advocating for and conserving
Madagascar’s forests and wildlife
Using an integrated conservation and human-development approach, reduce pressure on Madagascar’s globally important forests and wildlife populations by protecting the habitat and providing surrounding communities with sustainable livelihoods and services.
Safeguard areas with forests, protecting wildlife and supporting an ecotourism enterprise to share the wonders of Madagascar with visitors.
Provide protection of the forests through patrolling and monitoring, training, water-quality monitoring, and border demarcation and enforcement.
Improve local and regional planning and decision-making with multiple stakeholders, related to conservation and development inside and surrounding nature areas.
Increase food security and income generation for local farmers through participatory, sustainable agricultural development and researching the most effective crops, livestock, and mini-livestock.
Strengthen the capacity of local community-based organizations and farmer leaders to facilitate community-based learning for agriculture and livelihood development.
Develop alternative livelihoods for community members through ecotourism and other initiatives.
Provide support and supplementary education to ensure that children attend and complete primary school and become participants in appreciating and protecting their native wildlife.