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​WWF Madagascar is committed to improving the livelihoods of the most vulnerable communities living around priority conservation areas by making food more accessible, and its production more sustainable.

Why does it matter?

Catching fish products continues to diminish as a result of rampant overfishing and non-sustainable fishing practices. The conversion of forests into crop fields destroys natural forests and erodes the soil. Climate change is disrupting the natural flow of the seasons and accelerating the degradation of the reefs, thus affecting the production of seafood. Furthermore, Madagascar is also facing a population explosion. All this leads to overexploitation of natural resources.

Destructive fishing practices are affecting people's ability to sustain their livelihoods.
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What is WWF doing?

To combat these challenges, WWF promotes more sustainable fishing and agricultural methods (appropriate nets, size restrictions of catches, temporary reserves that allow fish breeding, sustainable agricultural planning and techniques), and new economic activities (seaweed, fish and shrimp farming, sheep and poultry breeding, bee-keeping).

WWF encourages private investment on shrimp farming to adopt sustainable practices that will provide them with Aquaculture Stewarship Council (ASC) certification.

Seaweed farming is an important sustainable economic activity.

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In accordance with its environmental and social safeguards policies and framework, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has established a mechanism to receive and respond to concerns raised by stakeholders, including local communities, who may be affected by the implementation of its activities or by any inappropriate actions of its employees. If you are interested in WWF's work, your input is important to help us learn and continually improve the ways we work to positively impact nature and people.