Indri indri
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Project

Saving Lemurs in the Maromizaha Protected Area

Initiative
Duration
2017 - 2019
Location
Madagascar
Species protected
Indri Indri indri
Diademed Sifaka Propithecus diadema

Project objectives

The objective of the project team is to increase the incomes of more than 500 people out of the 2,200 registered as living around this Protected Area, while ensuring that the benefits are shared equally between the genera. It also hopes to make more than 300 students aware of the importance of protecting lemurs through the organization of five days of classes and the opening of an environmental library.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching

At the same time, the salaries of nine gatekeepers and the training of 16 local environmental policemen will be ensured to help improve environmental monitoring. Forest restoration is expected to result in the planting of 20,000 trees of indigenous species. Further 10,000 other plants will constitute a green network in agricultural zones.

This project is implemented by Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar.