Manombo Forest Madagascar
GERP
Project

Improving the Conservation Status of Lemur Species in Manombo Special Reserve

Initiative
Duration
2018 - 2021
Location
Madagascar
Species protected

Project objectives

All activities are designed to improve the well-being of both the people and their forest. This diversified strategy aims to produce four results:

  •  Increased population sizes of Avahi and Lepilemur in addition to decreased incidences of threats and pressures through participatory ecological research with the local community;
  • Higher income and/or food security improvement for 100 families through improved rice farming techniques;
  • Approximately 800 schoolchildren and teachers directly aiding in conservation efforts through environmental education and World Lemur Festival and Environment Day event celebrations; and
  • Habitat restoration of 20 hectares of forest through tree nursery development and community-wide reforestation efforts of 80,000 native tree species.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation