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A Future for Radiated Tortoises Confiscated in Madagascar
Grantee Name: 
Station d'Observation et de Protection des TOrtues et de leurs Milieux
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$74,740
DATES
Sep 2021
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Jun 2022
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$74,740
DATES
Sep 2021
-
Jun 2022

Release confiscated, Critically Endangered radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) back into their natural environment in southwestern Madagascar. Monitor the tortoises post release with the active involvement of the local community. Build awareness and support for tortoises among local people, and train them to conduct follow-up monitoring and long-term turtle custodianship.

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