WWF On the Ground in Madagascar
Aerial surveillance of protected areas
By using aerial photographs taken from a small plane, we can locate new clearings, even in remote areas, monitor trends and conduct patrols on the ground.
Through sensitizing the local population for the destructive impacts of slash-and-burn and through the deterrent effect of the surveillance, deforestation rates have constantly decreased in many of the protected areas where we work. This helps both the plants and animals inhabiting the forest, as well as the people depending on the ecosystem for their livelihoods.
Managing office: WWF Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean Programme Office (MWIOPO)
Contact for more information: Xavier Vincke
The time has come to link ecology to economic and human development. When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all. What is happening to the rain forests of Madagascar and Brazil will affect us all.
(Edward O. Wilson)