|Town/Region||Belo Tsiribihina, Maintirano, Antsalova, Marovoay, Mahajanga|
|Date||16 Jun 2014|
After establishing African IBA conservation strategy and Malagasy IBA prioritising (Zicoma 1999), many IBA remain unprotected and are not monitored because of limited funding and capacity to address such issues. These unprotected African IBAs hold greatest number of globally threatened bird, urgent conservation such as effective monitoring with local capacity building is needed for evaluating their changes and updating their databases (www.birdlife.org). Study sites are included in top highest priority unprotected Africa IBAs, holding greatest number of globally threatened bird and needing urgent conservation attention Lake Mandrozo of Tambohorano is Ramsar site.
Overall goal of this proposed project is to set up fist step for building capacity on permanent conservation actions and long-term monitoring programme in collaboration with skilled local people and stockholders for all IBA identified. These four Malagasy unprotected IBAs, which are targeted as study sites for this project, hold greatest number of globally threatened bird, urgent conservation such as effective monitoring with local capacity building is needed for evaluating their changes and raising awareness on their conservation. Monitoring will include evaluation of change in bird state, threats and ongoing conservation project using distance sampling, inquiries of local people and observation. IBA changes will be known from comparison with Zicoma 1999. Local people will be trained on monitoring skill and BirdLife strategy. Project’s outputs will be distributed to the partners for raising their attention on conservation of such sites.
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