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Madagascar is home to some of the most beautiful, diverse and largest coral reefs in the world. Many more species of fish and birds grow and develop in the country’s mangrove.

Why does it matter?

Oceans have long been a source of food for Madagascar’s coastal populations, and have more recently become the sites of a budding ecotourism sector. Under-regulated use of the ocean’s valuable resources has resulted in the degradation of marine ecosystems and a decline in marine biodiversity. 

Marine ecosystems are at risk.
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What is WWF doing?

WWF works with local governments to establish marine protected areas in Madagascar and the Northern Mozambique Channel. WWF also works with communities to help them develop local marine resource regulation. These communities have been successful in reforesting mangroves, developing ecotourism, and establishing temporary fishing reserves that allow marine species to reach maturity.

Community-based efforts have been successful.

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