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Partner Snapshot

Partner name:

Association Analasoa


Tsimanampesotse National Park, Southwestern Madagascar

Appeal Category:
  • Capacity Building and Training
  • Endangered Species
  • Wildlife Conservation
Key Species:
  • Radiated tortoise
  • Grandidier's mongoose
  • Ring-tailed lemur
Challenges and Threats:
  • Fires
  • Deforestation
  • Illegal trade of Radiated tortoise
  • Enhancing the enforcement of patrols to combat illegal activities
  • Conducting outreach programs
  • Monitoring efforts for endangered species

The Challenge

The Tsimanampesotse National Park represents the dry spiny forests of Madagascar, a unique and highly diverse ecosystem with an exceptionally high number of endemic species. These forests are situated in economically and climatically disadvantaged Southwest Madagascar, where local communities heavily rely on nature for their well-being. The lack of awareness among local populations regarding the importance of conserving resources for the benefit of future generations has led the local communities to the overexploitation of vital natural resources, especially during crises, threatening the rich plant and animal diversity. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Madagascar southwestern biodiversity protection is paramount. To protect these natural resources and support local livelihoods, our association is challenged to implement innovative biodiversity conservation strategies with increased collaboration and community involvement.

Urgent Solutions

Our conservation efforts prioritize mitigating the impact of human activity on biodiversity, a critical component of our mission. Covering 202,525 hectares, Tsimanampesotse National Park requires a strong protection and monitoring system, as well as community education and mobilization to reduce pressures. This initiative demands proactive engagement, steadfast commitment, dynamism, and strategic efficiency in addressing emerging challenges. To succeed, optimizing human and financial resources for nature conservation is essential for tackling the complex tasks involved in preserving the park.

Why your donation matters

Analasoa participatory conservation initiatives in the Tsimanampesotse region have helped to improve the low involvement of local communities and increase their awareness of the importance of preserving natural resources. Over the past few years, the Analasoa concept and program, initially localized, have expanded to other areas of Tsimanampesotse National Park. We firmly believe that an effective participatory conservation program, combined with a capacity building at the local level, forms the foundation of successful conservation initiatives, thus ensuring the future of generations to come.

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  • Legally Constituted
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  • Effective Impact
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  • Conservation Action Heroes
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