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Night, a few people looking at a light with net, which has attracted insects.
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Insects and People of the Southwest Indian Ocean: A Network of Researchers for Insect-Focused Approach to Conservation
Grantee Name: 
California Academy of Sciences Madagascar
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
AMOUNT
US$166,907
DATES
May 2016
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Mar 2020
Stats
Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
AMOUNT
US$166,907
DATES
May 2016
-
Mar 2020

Set up "Insects and People of the Southwest Indian Ocean (IPSIO)" as a network of interdisciplinary insect researchers and organizations in the hotspot. IPSIO will provide local conservation decision-makers with information, tools and expert analysis to enable insect data to be used directly in local and regional conservation and restoration planning efforts. It will serve as a central information clearinghouse, a source for technical expertise and an advocacy group.

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