Indri in the Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor
Image credit: Harison Randrianasolo
Project

Saving Critically Endangered Lemurs with the support of communities, schools and scientists in the Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor

Initiative
Duration
2017 - 2019
Location
Madagascar
Species protected
Indri Indri indri
Greater Bamboo Lemur Prolemur simus

Project objectives

The proposed work is to support the ecological and economic sustainability of the conservation work in CAZ through the community co-management of the protected areas. This project ensures the conservation of endemic and globally important biodiversity and increases interest of children in lemurs and the capacity of local communities in protected area management.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching

The project aims to prevent the local extinction of lemur species in the project location by dismantling all traps; to improve the community data collection related to lemur distribution in collaboration with groups of community patrollers; in collaboration with teachers, children and youth from primary and secondary school to promote lemurs as part of the cultural heritage; to improve the livelihoods of local communities through participatory monitoring and micro-projects; and finally, to expand the knowledge of Malagasy scientists related to lemur conservation.

This project is implemented by Conservation International.