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Mobilizing Freshwater Biodiversity Information for Better Representation within Protected Areas in Madagascar
Grantee Name: 
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (Global Species Programme; Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$228,085
DATES
Jul 2015
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Jun 2018
Stats
Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$228,085
DATES
Jul 2015
-
Jun 2018

Mobilize the expertise of a large number of scientists to identify freshwater key biodiversity areas in Madagascar; red list freshwater species that have either never been redlisted or have outdated assessments; and identify the most important sites for the conservation of freshwater biodiversity. Share the results with the Malagasy government and protected areas managers, as a tool for strengthening management of freshwater ecosystems, and to guide further expansion of the protected area network by including the most important freshwater ecosystems.

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