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Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas and Improved Livelihoods to Combat Wildlife Trafficking in Madaga

€4734107.935

03/22 - 12/26

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Objectives

Conservation of biodiversity in Madagascar through strengthened management of the New Protected Areas (Category V), with active engagement by communities, and enforcement to reduce the rate of IWT and poaching

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Note: Disbursement data provided is cumulative and covers disbursement made by the project Agency.

Target Groups

The project is designed to provide direct socio-economic benefits to at least 6,260 local people (at least 50% women) in the target communities living in the Angavo, Sud-Ouest Ifotaky, and Behara-Tranomaro NPAs through the involvement of local communities in NPA co-management (assisting local communities in obtaining land tenure titles; development/renewal of co-management agreements, and providing conditions for employment of up to 260 Community Forest Monitors - Outputs 2.1-2.2) development and implementation of CBNRM and alternative livelihood projects (Outputs 3.1-3.2) with direct investments of $1,150,000 to local communities in the form of Low Value Grants. Projected increase of revenue of local communities resulting from implementation of CBNRM and alternative livelihood pilot projects (Output 3.2) can be estimated in 50-100%[1]. At the same time, the project is expected to decrease economic losses from poaching, illegal wildlife trade, and habitat destruction in the project area by 80-100% during its lifetime via increased law enforcement and effective NPA co-management (Outputs 2.1-2.2). That will provide additional benefits to local communities increasing their environmental sustainability and ability to adapt to the climate change. [1] Based on experience of SEED Madagascar, FAO and other successful sustainable livelihood programmes in Mdagascar and other African countries.