The official website of the Madagascar Fauna Group (MFG), an international consortium of zoos and related institutions working together to conserve lemurs and the other spectacular wildlife and wild places of Madagascar. The Duke Lemur Center was a founding member of the MFG and continues to coordinate its conservation work in Madagascar through its partnership with the MFG.
Using film, photographs and audio recordings, ARKive is creating a unique record of the world’s biodiversity – complementing other species information datasets, and making a key resource available for scientists, conservationists, educators and the general public.
This important section of the Conservation International (CI) website identifies and catalogs the global hotspots, including Madagascar.
The Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS) at Conservation International brings together leading experts in science and technology to collect and interpret data about biodiversity, develop strategic plans for conservation, and forge partnerships in all sectors that promote conservation goals.
One of the key agreements adopted at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as part of a comprehensive strategy for “sustainable development” was the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Convention establishes three main goals: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources.
Conservation International’s (CI) mission is to conserve the Earth’s living heritage, our global biodiversity, and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature. http://www.conservation.org/xp/CIWEB/regions/africa/madagascar.xml
Friends of the Earth is the largest international network of environmental groups in the world represented in 68 countries. It lobbies governments to protect wildlife habitats, encourage sustainable agriculture, and addresses a large range of environmental issues worldwide.
The Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew, UK is widely recognized as one of the leading centers for for plant conservation, including projects to propagate and conserve Madagascar palms and orchids.
Learn more about the biomes of the world and their special characteristics.
WCS has worked in Madagascar for over 13 years in site-based programs and on species-based conservation. In the overall aim to inform sustainable resource use in Madagascar’s unique terrestrial and marine environments, WCS’ work is integrated in national and regional conservation planning and policy development initiatives.
To provide a long-term, science-based strategic vision, WWF is developing an ecoregion action program for the Dry and Spiny Forests of Madagascar.
The Bezà Mahafaly Reserve is managed by Madagascar National Parks in partnership with the Commune of Ankazombalala and the Forestry Department of the School of Agronomy (ESSA-Forêts), University of Antananarivo. Bezà Mahafaly is supported by the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation (USA) through the Tany Meva Foundation.
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