All activities are designed to improve the well-being of both the people and their forest. This diversified strategy aims to produce four results:
- Increased population sizes of Avahi and Lepilemur in addition to decreased incidences of threats and pressures through participatory ecological research with the local community;
Habitat loss & degradation
- Higher income and/or food security improvement for 100 families through improved rice farming techniques;
- Approximately 800 schoolchildren and teachers directly aiding in conservation efforts through environmental education and World Lemur Festival and Environment Day event celebrations; and
- Habitat restoration of 20 hectares of forest through tree nursery development and community-wide reforestation efforts of 80,000 native tree species.
This project is implemented by Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche sur les Primates.