Madagascar might not have the giraffe and zebra that you saw in the movie, but the island is home to thousands of plants and animals that are not found anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately, most of these species live in the forests, which are being destroyed at a frightening pace. People depend on the forest for their daily needs, and an increasing population is putting ever more demand on these limited resources.
More than 600 new plants and animals were discovered in Madagascar between 1999-2010. Many of these were already in danger of extinctionWWF, 2011
SEED Madagascar's environmental projects work to protect threatened areas and species in the Anosy region of southeast Madagascar - before they are lost to us forever. Our team of passionate conservationists and short-term SCRP volunteers conduct vital research to help protect a variety of endangered species. We also focus on involving local communities as these are the people who know the most about the local environment and conservation priorities. SEED Madagascar brings people together to discuss these important issues, and then provides much-needed support to allow these areas and resources to flourish for generations to come.
Increase and improve viable habitat for two Endangered species of lemur and a newly discovered mouse lemur in the Sainte Luce littoral forest, through corridor reforestation coupled with strengthened local and regional capacity to support the conservation of lemurs and their natural habitats.Read more
Build on from the pilot project and develop the skills of community support structures in managing conservation and carry out further research to develop international understanding of the fly fox bats.