Initiatives for Sustainibility
Population, Health, Environment – Successful Communities from Ridge to Reef, Fort Dauphin (Toliara Province)
To fulfill this long term goal, it tries to contribute to the reduction of biodiversity loss through promotion of awareness, attitudes and behaviour that are positive to the natural environment. That these are specifically related to the ability and motivation of people to take part in conservation, population growth, and sustainable use of natural resources.
It is to be noted that short term achievements are expected to contribute to mid and long term impacts
Management of Vondrozo Forest Corridor, Vondrozo, Fianarantsoa (Atsimo Atsinanana Region)
The Vondrozo Forest Corridor is rich in biodiversity with approx. 65 plant species, 7 species of lemurs and more than 60 bird species, most of which are endemic to Madagascar.
However, local communities are very dependent on the forest and a lot of slash and burn (“tavy”) and hunting takes place in this area.
The aim of the WWF project is to assist and motivate the local communities to identify ways to manage their natural resources in a more sustainable manner.
One of the main activities is to create awareness on the importance of the forest and the transfer of forest management to the local communities.
Community Forest Project in Midongy du Sud
With a view to the participatory management of forests with local communities, WWF has been implementing the Community Forestry Project in Midongy du Sud in three stages since 2003. The project is funded by the Swedish National Development Agency (SIDA). WWF’s mission is to protect, develop and restore the forest for the well-being of the local communities. WWF’s intervention sites in the Midongy du Sud region are located in the Forest Corridor between the Midongy du Sud Befotaka National Park and the Vondrozo Forest Reserve. The implementation is carried out in the framework of three main sections: 1) Forest conservation; 2) Gender approach, and 3) Development of alternatives to slash and burn cultivation (tavy).