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Ecological infrastructures are beginning to be recognized as the basis of Madagascar's sustainable economy. Environmental civil society is becoming a key player and influences national, regional and local policies, decisions and actions related to the sustainable management of natural resources.

Why does it matter?

Corruption amongst government officials and lack of law enforcement enables the illegal and illicit trafficking of natural resources. Additionally, the unfair and unsustainable use of land and natural capital stands in the way of Madagascar’s development.

Poor governance inhibits Madagascar's development.
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What is WWF doing?

WWF Madagascar works to build up local communities' capacities to manage natural resources by establishing community-managed areas. WWF helps to reinforce the power of community-based regulations, known as “dina,” to combat deforestation and other natural resource exploitation.
Additionally, WWF creates partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations that work in the environment field in order to pool resources and help them develop enabling conditions to work more efficiently on their own.

Through these partnerships and by working directly with the national government to create stricter environmental regulations, WWF Madagascar hopes to support the fledgling democracy and better ensure the good governance of natural resources.

Community-level partnerships are important.

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