Planet Madagascar is a conservation education and community development project working towards the conservation of Madagascar's biodiversity and improving the lives of people who live there.
We have hired our first employee, Mamy Razafitsalama. Mamy joins Planet Madagascar as our in country Director and Operations Manager. His years of experience working within the communities that Planet Madagascar is focussing on will be indispensable as we move forward with our projects in 2014.
Travis Steffens is travelling to Madagascar in October and November to learn more about starting our first Community Led Total Sanitation Project. Follow him on @Travis_Steffens and us on @PlanetMada
We ran a Partners in Protection event hosted by the ROM on Sept. 1st. We had an amazing turnout of over 400 people. 100 kids left wearing new lemur masks that we helped them make. Each of whom learned something new about Madagascar and its amazing creatures.
You can now donate to Planet Madagascar using Paypal - just click the link to help support our projects!
Salama Atiala means good forest in Malagasy. We hope to take advantage of our conservation education project Lambas for Lemurs and create immediate actions that communities can implement to help stave off deforestation. One of the largest threats to forests within the communities we work is fire. Fire is legally used to burn savannah to help promote the growth of new grass for zebu (cattle) to graze. Unfortunately forest is inadvertently burnt as well increasing forest loss and fragmentation. Together with community leaders we will investigate and implement short and long term solutions to reducing forest loss and fragmentation.
Community Led Total Sanitation
Open defecation is a major problem in many communities in Madagascar. Few communities have any sanitation and open defecation is rampant. The result is a high degree of disease transmission. Community Led Total Sanitation has been successfully implemented in Madagascar and shows promise as a inexpensive means of helping communities reach the goal of becoming open defecation free.
Lambas for Lemurs
Lambas for Lemurs is a conservation education project we hope to run in 2014. This project will combine conservation education with community development to build a lasting productive relationship with community members. Lambas for Lemurs is one of the innovative solutions we will employ to help communities that live in connection with wildlife improve their lives while conserving habitat that they and wildlife depend on. Check out the projects page for more information.
We are a non-profit dedicated to conservation education and community development in Madagascar. We conduct conservation education programs in Canada that link to our conservation education and community development in Madagascar. Our aim is to promote and improve sustainable living for people who live in connection with wildlife in Madagascar.
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