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Fosa Association
Madagascar, Africa
  • Community Support and Development
  • Protected Area Management
  • Wildlife Conservation
Urgent Appeals:

None currently

Date Founded:

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Partner Qualifications:
  • Verified Partner
    One of Conservation Allies' staff or trusted advisors has visited this organization and verified its work and impact.
  • Legally Constituted
    This organization is formally constituted and is a legally recognized non-profit in its country of origin.
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  • Conservation Action Heroes
    We recognize this Partner for their high level of engagement with the Conservation Allies team and their demonstration of a clear commitment to our collective mission of making a real difference and having a major impact on wildlife and communities where it is needed most.

About The Fosa Association

The Fosa Association (Fikambanana Fosa Andranofasika), created by Dr. Luke Dollar and Conservation Allies, is a young organization mainly run by local residents within Ankarafantsika National Park.  It started with Fossa monitoring and evolved through partnerships with student researchers to incorporate research, education, and patrols into its practices.  They have also created women's associations, which is unique, as women are oftentimes not included in conservation initiatives in Madagascar.  With a main focus on wildlife conservation, they collaborate with the park manager (MNP) to increase their impact.

Their Challenges

Ankarafatsika National Park is facing strong pressures linked to forest and bushfires, charcoal mining, illegal logging, raffia exploitation, and human migration in search of arable land.  These pressures destroy a large area of ​​vegetation and thus cause the disappearance of a great deal of plant and animal biodiversity. The action of MNP alone is not currently sufficient to reduce and eradicate this scourge.  Thus, Association Fikambanana Fosa Andranofasika decided to take action and collaborate with MNP to carry out effective patrols, leading to reduced wildfires and increased awareness.

Their Approach

Association Fikambanana Fosa Andranofasika was formed and is run mainly by local people who have an intimate knowledge of the land and the threats it faces.  Some of their specific conservation actions include:

  • Patrolling the buffer zones as well as the core of Ankarafantsika National Park and responding to threats, such as fires or illegal activities
  • Recruiting young people in the region to join the cause, leading to the preservation of nature for future generations
  • Holding awareness sessions in the villages surrounding the park to increase local engagement

Why They Need Your Help

Association Fikambanana Fosa Andranofasika is completely reliant upon donations to continue their operations.  Donations support their daily conservation operations, improve patrolling techniques, and invest in better equipment for their rangers.  

Conservation Allies charges no overhead fees or administration costs, meaning 100% of your donation goes directly to the Partner or Project of your choice.  All donations made from the United States are fully tax-deductible.