We are pleased to announce that Daudet Andriafidison, Community and Conservation Programme Manager at Madagasikara Voakajy, has been selected among the 19 Disney Worldwide Conservation Hero. A great thank you to Lubee Bat Conservancy who nominated him!
The Minister of the Environment and Forests officially launched the Golden Mantella Frog conservation strategy in a ceremony in Moramanga, on World Wetlands Day. The strategy was prepared by the Malagasy government, Madagasikara Voakajy and Conservation International, and sets out a series of goals and objectives for the next five years. The Golden Mantella frog is Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and its remaining habitats in the Moramanga District are threatened by mining and deforestation.
We investigated habitat use by the endemic Malagasy bat Hipposideros commersoni in evergreen littoral rainforest during the wet season in 2006, in order to better inform conservation guidelines. We used radiotracking to locate roosting and foraging sites.
Andrianaivoarivelo, A.R., E.J. Petit, N. Razafindrakoto and P.A. Racey. 2012
Revue Ecologique (Terre et Vie) Vol. 67:179-191
|Rousettus madagascariensis is the smallest fruit bat in Madagascar. It roosts in caves and feeds in natural forests, villages and farmland. Our projects are conserving this species by establishing improved protection at key roost sites as well as developing a better understanding of its biology and ecology.|