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25 000 mangrove propagules planted in a 10 hectare cleared site

Posted on 26 April 2018    
Ambilobe students showed their enthusiasm for reforestation
© WWF Madagascar / Rindra Andrianjanaka
No time to lose! Just a day after the launch of the management plan for fishing in northwest Madagascar, the local community of Ambilobe, supported by local authorities and all the technical partners, rushed to Antsatrana, in the district of Beramanja, district of Ambilobe, to reforest a total of 25,000 mangrove propagules on a 10 hectare cleared site.
                                                                    
This was the first step towards the realization of this management plan for fishing in the Ambaro Bays of Tsimipaika, Ampasindava and the Nosy Be Archipelago (BATAN), which has been in place since February 2018 in order to properly manage fishing resources and to preserve of mangroves and coral reefs.
 
"We can say that fishermen are the first beneficiaries of this reforestation because mangroves are ecological homes of seafood products such as crabs and shrimp, which are our sources of income. The more mangroves there are, the more we will gradually return our fishing resources that have decreased considerably in recent years", says the president of the federation of fishermen, Felix Randrianasolo.
 
The fishing management plan in BATAN, which is Madagascar's third fishing management plan, was formalized and launched in the Diana region on April 19th and 20th. It brings hope for the community in increasing income and improving their living conditions. And this is just the beginning; the best is yet to come!
 
Ambilobe students showed their enthusiasm for reforestation
© WWF Madagascar / Rindra Andrianjanaka Enlarge
25,000 propagules for this 10ha site
© WWF Madagascar / Rindra Andrianjanaka Enlarge
The local community of Ambilobe supported by local authorities and various technical partners
© WWF Madagascar / Rindra Andrianjanaka Enlarge

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