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17/05/2022

Madagascar - Reversing decades of destruction

A place like no other

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06/09/2021

Raising Awareness on Conservation by Education and Action

Forest degradation is a recurring phenomenon throughout Madagascar every year. Unfortunately, Andriantantely forest is not spared from the devastating impact of this destructive behaviour: Tavy (Slash-and-burn agriculture), Teviala (Forest clearing...

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23/08/2021

A Ray of Hope in Madagascar Despite the Pandemic!

According to the Global Forest Watch (GFW), forest around our Maevatanana Ambato-Boeny (MAB) project area has lost 17% of its initial cover over the past 20 years. Fire, illegal logging and converting forest into agricultural area / pasture for...

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08/04/2021

Giant leap for conservation in Madagascar

Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team in Madagascar six new community-managed conservation sites have been created. Including our existing site established in 2012, these seven sites cover an enormous 37,363 hectares (roughly 10% of the...

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17/03/2021

Community Support and Lemur Conservation in the Vohibe/Vohitrambo Rainforest Fragments of Madagascar

(Results of a six month project supported by the Lemur Conservation Action Fund which is managed by Global Wildlife Conservation)

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02/03/2020

The Fate of Madagascar's Rainforest Habitat

Aspinall Foundation conservationists contributed to a recent publication in the high impact journal "Nature Climate Change" entitled "The fate of Madagascar’s rainforest habitat". We provided 456 geo-referenced observations of black-and-white ruffed...

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02/03/2020

28 of The Most Endangered Turtles in The World Found at Our Madagascar Sites

Thanks to funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), we were delighted at discovering the presence of the Critically Endangered Madagascan big-headed turtle earlier last year, targeted participatory surveys confirmed the presence...

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23/12/2019

Our Year in Madagascar 2019

In addition to our work with lemurs across several protected sites in Madagascar some of our most exciting discoveries in 2019 have occurred at one of our newer projects - the wetlands of the AmbatoBoeny/ Maevatanana region. Thanks to funding from...

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01/11/2019

First Results From New Camera Traps in Madagascar

We have often spoken about the value of camera traps, and use them across all our overseas projects. Whilst we carry out frequent patrols at our project sites in Madagascar the presence of people, even skilled rangers, will inevitably be invasive...

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