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Partner name:

Ny Tanintsika

Ambositra-Vondrozo Forest Corridor Protected Area, Eastern Madagascar
Appeal Category:
  • Community Support and Development
  • Endangered Species
  • Wildlife Conservation
Key Species:
  • Golden bamboo lemur
  • Southern black-and-white ruffed lemur
  • Milne-Edwards's sifaka
Challenges and Threats:
  • Logging
  • Slash and burn cultivation
  • Fire
  • Intensify ranger patrols
  • Patroller equipment

The Challenge

Human migration into the forest which triggers deforestation and fragmentation of the remaining forest ‘corridor’ particularly through agricultural extension (rice-farming in the valley floors and gradual deforesting of the surrounding hillsides). Illegal logging and mining activities, fuelled by corruption. Hunting of lemurs for consumption. Data on forest cover loss from 2001 to 2020, COFAV lost 51,700 ha of forest cover including 37,700 ha of primary forest cover. The main threat to fauna is habitat destruction and collection of animals for sale. The Lemur Conservation Strategy lists the COFAV as being home to 21 lemur taxa of which 6 are critically endangered, 7 endangered, 4 vulnerable, 1 near threatened and 3 data deficient. COFAV has the highest number of lemur species of any protected area in Madagascar – of which a disproportionate number are in elevated threat categories.

Urgent Solutions

Threats will be addressed through education and awareness-raising activities, and a strengthening of forest management and governance.Increase in the number of monthly patrols to have more information on existing pressures and to dissuade the exploitation of forest trees, the creation and enlargement of crop fields by forest inhabitants.Creation of the mixed brigade made up of the team of the Regional Directorate for the Environment and Sustainable Development, the gendarmerie and patrol officers from each VOI to carry out unannounced checks every three months in order to reduce pressures such as land clearing, the creation of new fields of cultivation, hunting, etc.Damaged areas in the forest along with the VOIs should be repaired through tree plantation.The people around the forest will plant trees to meet their daily needs so that they do not damage the forestWe also need to improve the livelihood of the residents to make them active in protecting the forest.

Why your donation matters

Apart from the wealth of flora and fauna biodiversity which will disappear as the degradation of the forest continues and due to the damage of this corridor, the impact of climate change is already visible, which has caused hunger for the people who live around the forest at the moment. As for the rate of forest degradation, there will be no more forests in about 70 years. Because of this, many natural resources will be lost, there will be no more rain and many rivers will dry up in the south and southeast of Madagascar. The genetic diversity that exists in this corridor, such as the species of pigs, birds and the valuable trees in this forest, has also been lost. If deforestation continues in this part of the forest, the Forest Corridor will disappear after a few decades.Climate change will persist and the consequences will be disastrous. Biodiversity will disappear forever,This part of the forest is the source of several rivers in the south and southeast of Madagascar, and if this will lead to drought and famine.

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