Forest fires declined in Tsimanampesotse National Park in 2016
WWF has implemented a conservation that integrates communities and authorities in the Mahafaly Landscape. Community based organizations and village Patrols in the protected area help to reduce pressures on the spiny forest. Their action is as much important as the application of the law by authorities, the national park management structures, conservation organizations and civil society. Efforts to the conservation of Madagascar’s southwestern spiny forest must be ongoing as the results of aerial surveys tend to fluctuate from year to year.
The aerial monitoring of forest degradation in Madagascar is a collaboration between WWF Madagascar, Aviation Sans Frontières Belgium and Madagascar National Parks.