Give Today and Double Your Impact!

Dear Friends and Partners,
Madagascar Wildlife Conservation (MWC) relies on generous donors like you to help us continue our essential work in Madagascar.

Our mission is to support local initiatives in taking action against environmental degradation and the effects of climate change in order to secure the livelihood for themselves and the local wildlife. Endemic species include the critically endangered Alaotra gentle lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis), the only lemur on earth that lives constantly on water and is exclusively to be found in the Alaotra region.

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This year we partner with Conservation Allies in a Year-End Fundraising Campaign. The campaign will end on the 31st December 2022. Conservation Allies will match any donations raised for Madagascar Wildlife Conservation. This means that your year-end gift will have DOUBLE the impact. A donation of $25 will become $50, that of $75 will become $150, and an especially generous gift of $100 will become $200!

You can make that happen!
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Regardless of the amount, every gift matters. With your kind support, we will help children, youths, and adults in Andreba and of course the “Bandro” at Lake Alaotra.

  • With $10, we will be able to:
    print 10 comic books for schools to promote in-school conservation learning
  • With $100, we will be able to:
    invite a school class for lunch at Camp Bandro with Environmental Education and a visit to Park Bandro in a priogue
  • With $250, we will be able to:
    reforest 1ha of marshland habitat for the Alaotra gentle lemur
  • With $500, we will be able to:
    built a freshwater fountain for a primary school

Thank you!!

Transfer of Camp Bandro to ACBA!

MWC is proud to announce the transfer of Camp Bandro to the local community-based association ‘ACBA’ – Association Camp Bandro Andreba!

The highly motivated members are now fully responsible to operate and manage Camp Bandro. They offer stays overnight at the camp, delicious food including vegetarian options, and visits to Park Bandro to see the unique Alaotran gentle lemur, locally called bandro.

Come and visit, and support their commitment to Lake Alaotra’s natural environment and biodiversity! They are looking forward to welcoming you at Camp Bandro!

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Success at various international film festivals!

The Documentary “Alaotra –  Endangered Treasures of Madagascar” produced by Dorcon Film, and in close collaboration with MWC, has already been selected for four international film festivals!

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Description: Documentary, 72mins, EN/FR/MG with English and French Subtitles.

Summary: A group of European and Malagasy researcher and conservationists want to save the last of the rare Alaotra Gentle Lemur – called “Bandro” – in Madagascar. As habitat – crucial for survival of the Bandro – continues to be destroyed, they are reverting to extraordinary measures: Playing an educational, reality-based boardgame with the locals to change behaviours and turn the wheel of extinction around.

Follow us to some of Madagascar’s hidden places – far away from the touristic centers – to find out what can happen when derivates of our modern times seep slowly into traditional ways of living.

Interested in watching the film? You can do so here!

Training at Durrell Conservation Academy

MWC Coordinator Lucile Raveloarimalala was selected as participant of the CEPF-funded training at Durrell Conservation Academy!

Lucile perceives this 8 week course as a unique chance for her to expand and deepen her knowledge and experience in conservation. She is looking forward to learning new methods and approaches to implement them in innovative, synergistic projects, thereby further increasing her conservation impact. She is especially looking forward to the courses and practical exercises in monitoring, community-based conservation, protected area management, project management and fundraising. Further, she is keen to learn more about scientific reporting and leadership skills, and to act as multiplier within MWC and with local partners, to likewise increase their capacities for conservation.

Congratulations on this great opportunity!Durrell Cepf training

New paper out “Perception of change: Narratives and strategies of farmers in Madagascar”

New paper out “Perception of change: Narratives and strategies of farmers in Madagascar” by Natasha Stoudmann, Patrick O. Waeber, Ihoby H. Randriamalala, Claude A. Garcia (Available here

Summary: Farmers in the Anthropocene are exposed to drivers of change stemming from multiple sources, sometimes distant from their immediate neighbourhood. These socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances are referred to as telecoupling. How do they impact the rural communities in developing countries? How do poor farmers perceive change and react to it? This study explores these questions with rural communities of Madagascar’s Maningory watershed. We use the Q methodology, developed for the quantitative study of subjectivity in order to investigate the perception of change of these farmers and their reactive behaviour to perceived stresses and shocks. Participants recognise experiencing changes stemming from a wide variety of areas of their lives, from decreasing quantity of rain to increasing school fees. The five resulting factors from the Q method illustrate a large panel of possible behaviours in the face of change, potentially linked to different levels of vulnerability amongst farmers. Participants appear to largely adopt reactive measures and are often left to their own devices. A lack of human and social capital forces them to tap into the natural capital within their grasp, increasing the pressure on natural ecosystems and their resources. A stronger involvement of governmental institutions could in part alleviate the situation. Increasing risk awareness as well as strengthening knowledge exchanges and experience transfer that take into account resource dependency and gender differences is recommended to increase the resilience of the socio-ecological system.