Creation of, and/or launch of creation process for, new protected areas

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Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta). Lemurs need natural habitats to thrive.
© WWF-Canon/ R. Isotti, A. Cambone - Homo Ambiens
  • Over 265,000 ha of moist forests
  • About 85,000 ha of dry forests
  • In accordance with the Malagasy government’s commitment made in 2003 to increase the surface of new protected areas to 6 million ha by 2012.
Process:
  1. Increase awareness of, and educate, farmers living close to those forests identified as potential new protected areas (NAPs) on the importance of their conservation;
  2. Together with the local communities, identify and analyze management practices that are appropriate for the NPAs;
  3. Start all the proceedings needed to delimit and ritualize the NPAs;
  4. Officially announce the existing NPAs;
  5. Develop and implement a management plan for the NPAs;
  6. Strengthen the management and organizational capacities of local communities involved in the NPAs;
  7. Develop and test monitoring tools for the NPAs.

Sites:

  • Andapa zone: Betaolana and Tsaratanana forest corridor - almost 210,000 hectares.
  • Vondrozo zone: Fandriana-Vondrozo forest - 40,000 hectares.
  • Ivohibe zone: Andringitra-Ivohibe forest corridor - 17,000 hectares.
  • Spiny forest area: Ekintso, Ambatoabo-Behara-Tranomaro-Ifotaky complex, forest corridor between zones 1 and 2 of Andohahela national Park, South-West Ifotaky - 84,800 hectares.

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