Rusty-gray Lesser Bamboo Lemur eats a leaf
Image credit: Tsaone Goikantswemang
Project

Saving Lemurs in Madagascar’s Tsitongambarika Protected Area

Initiative
Duration
2019 - 2020
Location
Madagascar
Species protected
Southern Woolly Lemur Avahi meridionalis
Aye-aye Daubentonia madagascariensis
Collared Brown Lemur Eulemur collaris

Project objectives

As a result of the activities planned for this project, the grantee aims to reducing deforestation and habitat loss by 50% by the end of 2020. In that time, their target is for half of all children between 8 and 12 years of age within the project area to be able to identify the lemur species that live in Tsitongambarika and to understand the importance of lemurs and forest biodiversity and their relationship with human livelihoods.

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Habitat loss & degradation

By the end of 2020, the grantee will complete a feasibility study into the potential to use Ampasy Research Station as base for eco-tourism. The information on the least known and more threatened lemur species in the area will be used to inform the development of effective conservation strategies for implementation via an area-based management plan.

This project is implemented by Asity Madagascar.