50 years WWF Madagascar
50 years with you
50 years in the service of an extraordinary country where men and women are surrounded by a natural setting of immense diversity, and depend on the services provided by these rich ecosysems.
During these fifty years, we have celebrated victories, suffered setbacks, tested, questioned and revised our approaches and worked hard.
In 2013, WWF Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean celebrates its first half-century and we reach out to those who have helped us during this beautiful journey: politicians and government funtionaries, researchers, scientists, foresters, botanists, artists, journalists, young people, local communities, partner organisations, and the whole multitude of personalities, known and unknown, who have contributed to our goals in the shadow and in the spotlight.
Together we have accompanied local communities in the management and protection of natural resources that have been transferred to them; fostered the emergence of a committed and motivated youth; sensitized the population for the use of renewable energy; fought against deforestation, bushfires and erosion; led a massive awareness campaign on fuel wood plantations and the use of efficient cooking stoves; protected rare species and helped set up climate-smart management plans for vulnerable habitats; established protected areas which now extend from land to sea.
This year, we celebrate every stage of our history with you, looking back and towards the future. In the next fifty years, we will still be at your side.