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Sustainable, Locally-Led Mangrove Management and Restoration in the Bay of Assassins
Grantee Name: 
Velondriake Association
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$19,583
DATES
Jul 2016
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Dec 2019
Stats
Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$19,583
DATES
Jul 2016
-
Dec 2019

Establish sustainable, long-term mangrove management and restoration strategies that preserve biodiversity and safeguard local livelihoods in the Bay of Assassins. The project aims to reduce deforestation of mangroves through the development of sustainable mangrove harvesting plans and local regulations that govern these plans; restoring degraded areas of mangrove forest, including the establishment of Avicennia marina nurseries to ensure biodiversity is restored through diverse species replanting; and training for local technicians on the management and maintenance of the nurseries to guarantee their long-term sustainability.

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