Name of organisation
FAPBM, GEF/UNDP, COI, HELMSLEY, BMZ, GIZ
Number of staff
Total number of staff at Asity Madagascar level: 35; number of staff involved in site management: 44 key staff and 5 support staff at site level, 3 key staff at headquarters level
Number of visitors per year
Overall aims of the centre
Bird and biodiversity conservation
Description of the centre
The site is a vast complex of forests, lakes, swamps, mangroves and grasslands. It receives approximately 100 visitors per year. It is located in the northwestern part of Madagascar, in the District of Mitsinjo, Boeny Region.
Main CEPA work area
Local celebrations of world events (World Wetlands Day, World Migratory Bird Day etc.), green school, community awareness raising on specific themes (wildlife, biodiversity etc.), film screenings, organisation of events (Safari birding, local animation etc.), participation in local cultural events
Top three successes
Olive rail conservation activities through the conservation of the Makary marsh (in the Kinkony ramsar site), raffia chain development activities, ecotourism activities, honey production activities. The main reason for success is the potential of the resources available for their operations.
Top three challenges
Fishing management activities due to the lack of control of illegal fishing and the non-respect of fishing closure calendars. Mangrove management activity because of the lack of control of illegal harvesting of mangroves. The main reason is the high dependence of the population on these resources
Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools
Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat
Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers
Education and communication
Early years education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Working with secondary schools;
PR and marketing; Project planning.
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