With a little help from drones, SEED are gaining a fresh and novel perspective on the status of mahampy wetlands around Sainte Luce. In this blog we discuss how using a bird's-eye view can support monitoring of landscape-scale changes in the region.
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Taking a look at the fragile nature of habitat conservation, when illegal logging disturbed the roost site of Madagascar Flying Foxes in Sainte Luce earlier this year.
On the eve of Giving Tuesday, Programme Officer Emma Irving looks at the events held of World Lemur Day in Sainte Luce, including a documentary showing on lemurs.
On World Lemur Day, we take a look at what the recent updates to the IUCN Red List mean for SEED's conservation work with the lemurs of Sainte Luce, Madagascar.
As some of the forest corridors in Project Ala are now a year old, Forestry Specialist Sam Ambler takes a look at the successes of the project, both for the environment and the local landowners.
SEED's Conservation Research Programme is designing a new research project to study smaller bat species in the Sainte Luce area of southeast Madagascar. Find out more about microbats and the interesting avenues for research in this week's blog.
Programme Officer Emma Irving looks at the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on conservation in Madagascar, what this means for SEED's Project Ala, and how we're adapting to find resilient solutions.
Conserving biodiversity and following to a long term strategy can be difficult, with projects typically only funded for a few years. SEED's Environment team has recently been developing our broad Conservation Programme, examining the effectiveness of our work to date, and looking ahead to the next 20 years.
On World Environment Day, we take a look at how the current global crisis has created an opportunity for national staff to take over responsibility for the monitoring of Project Ala's corridors and forest fragments.
Project Development Officer Emma Irving summarises the progress made on our forest corridors initiative, Project Ala, in it's first year, and how the Coronavirus crisis is likely to affect it in the coming months.