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The project aims at contributing to poverty alleviation through sustainable development in the Mahafaly Plateau, in the Southwestern region of Madagascar.
The Mahafaly Plateau covers much of the Southwestern region of Atsimo-Andrefana. This semi-arid area is a high priority area for the conservation of Madagascar’s unique biodiversity. This is evidenced by the various scientific priority activities undertaken by WWF.
Within the Mahafaly Plateau is the Tsimanampesotse lake, the first site declared Wetlands of International Importance as part of the Madagascar's contribution to the Ramsar Convention.