Mongoose Lemurs, Fish Eagles & Reforestation
With the support of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and IUCN-SOS our Ambato Boeny project in western central Madagascar has continued to develop.
Our field team have confirmed that mongoose lemur, crowned sifaka and rufous brown lemur are in three forests within the region. Local communities at each site are now patrolling the areas and monitoring the lemurs.
In June a critically endangered fish eagle was photographed in the Anaboazo forest and local people claim to have seen them in the two other forests being monitored. This fish eating bird of prey is unique to the island and thought to number only a few hundred breeding pairs. The sighting in June is only the second reported observation by our field team.
Our re-forestation project is also proving to be productive. At the end of June 3,788 seedlings across four native tree species, from the Lovasoa community-based seedling nursery, were planted around the Anaboazo forest by 95 community members. The nursery also distributed 1,375 lemon trees to four local villages.Click here to find out more about our Madagascar project