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Conduct Study of Baobab Species to establish a system of sustainable conservation of the species, Mangoky Ankazoabo, Madagascar
Grantee Name: 
Groupe des Spécialistes et Passionnés des Baobab de Madagascar
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$4,514
DATES
Feb 2019
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Jun 2020
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$4,514
DATES
Feb 2019
-
Jun 2020

Conduct research of Adansonia grandidieri baobab species in order to support the site manager to better integrate their conservation into the area management and to benefit local associations and local leaders.

The project will establish a system of sustainable management of the species by collecting information on the feasibility of exploiting baobab products (fruits, seeds, bark) with a view to its economic development, and then sharing these results with the site manager.

Highly threatened by bush fires when the species has a very weak natural regeneration, the project contributes to its sustainable conservation by sharing information and research results, on the species Adansonia grandidieri in particular, on the potential biological and economic aspects of the species. Therefore, to provide conservation partners, local decision-makers and the local population with the necessary information so that they can apply the appropriate measures for the conservation and sustainable management of A. grandidieri in the NAP Mangoky-Ankazoabo.

Strategic Direction: 1 Empower local communities to protect and manage biodiversity in priority key biodiversity areas.