WWF Madagascar commitments

We could write a thousand stories, and talk you for hours... to help you imagine the impact of WWF in the protection of Madagascar's unique biodiversity and its contribution to the development of the communities, travel and enjoy the commitment of WWF Madagascar through five new videos, who show their work across the country and in four priority landscapes.
"When local communities have a responsibility to manage their natural resources by themselves.", they tend to protect them and use them in a sustainable way. "Nanie Ratsifandrihamanana, Director of Conservation.

WWF works in Madagascar since 1963. Their mission is to permanently preserve this natural feature where endemic species concentrate, while improving the living conditions of the communities.

The priority landscapes and marine are the most representative of biodiversity, in endemic and marine species migratory, of their respective regions and make important environmental services to local communities.

WWF commitments :

  • Preserve biodiversity on terrestrial landscapes and marine priority by supporting the system of protected areas of Madagascar and the rational management of natural resources, in particular through the transfer of management and the popularization of agricultural techniques improved
  • Conserve marine and migratory species, in particular the flagship species, wealth and emblems of Madagascar, through awareness, the actions on the ground, Research, and the promotion of a strict application of the provisions of the CITES
  • Promote the sustainable use of our natural resources through sustainable fishing. In this, WWF supports the improvement of the management of traditional and artisanal fishing and in this sense, supports the Western Indian Ocean island States
  • Support clean energy transition, including through the promotion of renewable energy in agreement with WWF's global policy on mitigation of the effects of climate change
  • The favourable conditions that integrate environmental and conservation in sectoral policies, in particular the extractive industries, biofuels and energy, land management. Similarly, WWF is committed to perpetuate the spirit and the practice of good government management through and with the participation of civil society, through environmental education, the development of the communities of base and local associations
  • Support adaptation to climate change. Relatively few documented field, climate change still requires a lot of research, training and information. WWF makes these tools available to actors of adaptation to climate change for a better coordination of our common shares.

Although branched in several directions and objectives, WWF commitments found their senses in the conservation of the priority landscapes. Although us missions on the preservation of biodiversity, habitats and landscapes, our commitments will be honoured if they create a harmony between men and nature.

For the planet
Our actions in Madagascar are a part of the global commitments in the service of the environment that the WWF taking on a global scale.
The new Marine Park will help to stimulate the introduction of fishing and improved practices of collective management, and protected sites will help the rebuilding of inventories throughout the area.
As part of this effort, WWF helps local populations to better manage marine resources in order to implement management plans for sustainable use of the fishery.
We also ensure that the Malagasy shrimp, both farmed and wild, receive a distinction on the European market for their high quality. The project aims to support the Malagasy Government and shrimp producers in the creation of national standards for aquaculture of shrimp industry, and the use of these basic standards for an ecolabel.

In the water
The sea is a Bank of natural resources of which millions of people depend directly or indirectly.
The destruction of the marine capital, that is the habitat for species and a fish tank, means the decline in biodiversity essential to human life.
Several major projects are thus in favour of the ocean.
The landscape of the North of the Mozambique Channel now aspires to integrated management to the dimension of its environmental and economic importance.
In other areas, WWF helps implement the MMA for a membership of the villagers to the rational management of marine resources. Tuna production strategy, the eco certification of shrimp industry, and the establishment of a
the crabs in the Manambolo Tsiribihina industry has also considered and implemented to manage marine resources sustainably and to curb overfishing that run dry seabed.

On the Earth
The WWF is involved in support of the Madagascar protected areas system and mobilizes to support actors and collaborators in this : partner institutions and organizations of civil society.
Thus, the WWF has contributed to the transformation of the forest corridor of Marojejy Anjanaharibe South Tsaratanana (COMATSA) in a playground protected riding on three parts of Northern Madagascar. It also has, among others, supported the creation of a broad coalition of 52 associations of civil society in the areas mentioned above, In addition to Maintirano communities who are working on the restoration of mangrove forests in the landscape of Manambolo Tsiribihina and accompany adaptation healthy climate in the intervention areas.

With the people
The conservation and protection of the environment will necessarily include a process of education and reconciliation with the population.
The WWF put on environmental education and the ownership by the beneficiaries to make efficient and effective conservation actions.
The Vintsy clubs formed to date the largest environmental network able to reach Madagascar, and this, outside at the heart of the landscapes of interventions of the WWF. Learning the principles and ecological gestures from the small classes facilitates awareness on the importance of conservation. Furthermore, It is also through the commitment of women that WWF has led its approach to extension of access to solar energy, fast and efficient ownership that hit as families and communities.

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