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The Manambolomaty Conservation Project
Continue assistance to the recently completed CEPF-funded Madagascar Community-based Wetlands Conservation Project, which operated from 2001-2004, by providing assistance and support (technical, logistical, supplies, and material) for two local associations in their progress to be authorized by the Malagasy government to manage their natural resources for a 10-year period.
Makira Forest Area Conservation Project
At the request of the Government of Madagascar, assist in the creation and management of a new protected area in northeastern . The future reserve will help conserve a number of Critically Endangered species, such as the serpent eagle and three out of 11 varieties of Malagasy lemurs. Biodiversity and socioeconomic surveys will be conducted and the information used to demarcate the future protected area.
Community Forest Management of the Tandroy Forests of Southern Madagascar
Undertake work in four priority communes in the Spiny Forest of southern Madagascar to ensure that a participatory regional conservation action plan is adopted by conservation stakeholders in the Androy region and that an efficient method of transfer of management of natural resources using aerial photography is developed along with an appropriate monitoring system.
Building a National Constituency for Bird and Biodiversity Conservation in Madagascar
Establish a strong, independent, and sustainable BirdLife network organization in Madagascar. Build the nucleus of an effective national conservation partner with enhanced staff capacity for institutional development and conservation of Important Bird Areas.
Central Menabe Biodiversity: Plan for Protection of Nature's Rich Endowment Through the Development of a Regional Management Scheme
Establish a regional management scheme for the highly endangered biodiversity in the Central Menabe region. A protected areas system will be based around the strategies and priority sites defined within the scheme.
Madagascar Community-Based Wetlands Conservation Project
Undertake community-based conservation in the wetland areas of Lake Befotaka, Lake Soamalipo, and a project site in the Besalampy area. Develop wetland management strategies and plans, promoting sustainable fishing and forest use and conservation of the Madagascar fish eagle.
Initiation Of A Natural Resource Management Program in the Area Between the Loky and the Manambato Rivers, Northeast Madagascar
Establish programs to maintain healthy ecosystems between the rivers, empower communities in natural resource management and ensure long-term conservation of the golden-crowned sifaka.
Biodiversity Knowledge Gathering
Develop or support biodiversity studies, including inventories and studies on flagship and newly identified species to inform management decisions. Create biodiversity research station.
Forested Corridors Management
A conduct regional priority-setting workshop for the Zahamena-Moramanga Corridor and design and implement program to monitor the corridor with government and local NGO partners.
Zahamena Protected Area Management
Develop, implement and transfer operation plans for Zahamena National Park to the National Association for the Management of Protected Areas (ANGAP) and involve communities in related training and ecotourism activities.