Forest fires declined in Tsimanampesotse National Park in 2016 | WWF

Forest fires declined in Tsimanampesotse National Park in 2016

Posted on 15 February 2017   |  
Les feux de forêts ont baissé dans le Parc Tsimanampesotse en 2016
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For the first time since 2010, forest fires have fallen to less than 10 ha in the Tsimanampesotse National Park. This excellent news is the result of data analysis from the aerial surveillance campaign of the Mahafaly Landscape forests 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.
Les feux de forêts ont baissé dans le Parc Tsimanampesotse en 2016
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Les feux de forêts ont baissé dans le Parc Tsimanampesotse en 2016
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Les feux de forêts ont baissé dans le Parc Tsimanampesotse en 2016
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