Forge partnerships with private sector actors that support community-based management of Ambodivahibe Marine Protected Area in Madagascar, and thereby enhance the economic well-being of local communities. Cooperate with private sector actors operating in octopus fisheries and aquaculture to build partnerships and gain access to international markets for local communities. Liaise with private sector actors operating in tourism to build potential activities to generate new income for the communities and promote local and cultural knowledge through sustainable community-based ecotourism. Develop local and marketable sustainable products related to tourism to generate additional income and increase incentives to the community for their monitoring activities. Strengthen community structures and capacity to sustain all activities beyond the end of the CEPF grant period.
Strategic Direction:2 Enable civil society to mainstream biodiversity and conservation into political and economic decision-making.