Mahavavy-Kinkony Wetland Complex, Madagascar

Region

Africa

Country

Madagascar

Flyway

East Africa – Central Asia flyway

Initiative

WLI Africa

About

Name of organisation

Asity Madagascar

Funding support

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.

Work Areas

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

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools

Visitor centres

Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat

Participation

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;

General

PR and marketing; Project planning.

Contact

Andriamasimanana Hanitriniaina Rado

E: rd.andriamasimanana@birdlife-mada.org

T: +261320477809

Website: www.asity-madagascar.org

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