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Close-up of orange-yellow flowers with starburst quality.
The endemic Hibiscus thespesianus in Bongolava Key Biodiversity Area.
© Andry Rakotoarisoa
Improving Biodiversity Knowledge and Conservation of Bongolava Key Biodiversity Area, Madagascar
Grantee Name: 
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$16,842
DATES
Oct 2017
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Jan 2020
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$16,842
DATES
Oct 2017
-
Jan 2020

Improve basic knowledge of the most threatened plants in the Bongolava Forest corridor through a comprehensive inventory and through an assessment of current flora conservation. Establish a conservation plan for the most threatened plants, including the Endangered tree Burttia prunoides, Endangered liana Cissus comosa, Endangered yam Dioscorea analalavensis (not seen since 1909), Endangered shrub Dombeya digyna (likely extinct in Bongolava), Endangered palm Dypsis rivularis and Critically Endangered shrub Eugenia barriei.

Strategic Direction: 2 Enable civil society to mainstream biodiversity and conservation into political and economic decision-making.