Local community engagement and support for conservation: Ecotourism at Andasibe, Madagascar

David Newsome
Publicado: 06 Agosto 2019
Última edición: 09 Septiembre 2019
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Andasibe - Mantadia National Park is a high profile rainforest tourism destination and one of the most popular nature-based tourism destinations in Madagascar. Visitors are able to view the iconic Indri and nine other species of lemur, endemic birds such as couas, vangas and ground rollers, as well as a rich herpeto-fauna comprising chameleons and geckos. International and domestic tour groups are led by local guides sourced mainly from the village of Andasibe and surrounding areas. . Mitsingo Forest Station is a community reserve under the protection of local people. Currently at leat 70+ and up to 100 guides sourced mostly from the local community act as guides for tour companies and international tourists. A combintion of tangible economic benefits and on-going engagement with conservation organisations and the tourism industry has led to local community support for the protection of wildlife and associated forest.



África Oriente y África del Sur
Escala de aplicación
Bosques tropicales de hoja perenne
Ecosistemas forestales
Acceso y participación en los beneficios
Conocimientos tradicionales
Financiación sostenible
Fragmentación del hábitat y degradación
Gobernanza de áreas protegidas
Medios de vida sostenibles
Servicios ecosistémicos
Degradación de tierras y bosques
Pérdida de la biodiversidad
Cacería furtiva
Pérdida de ecosistemas
Desempleo / pobreza
Objectivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
ODS 1 - Fin de la pobreza
ODS 2 - Hambre cero
ODS 3 - Salud y bienestar
ODS 15 - Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
Metas de Aichi
Meta 1: Aumento de la sensibilization sobre la biodiversidad
Meta 2: Valores de biodiversidad integrados
Meta 5: Pérdida de hábitat reducida a la mitad o reducida
Meta 11: Las áreas protegidas
Meta 14: Los servicios ecosistemicos
Metas del marco de Sendai
Meta 2: Reducir el número de personas afectadas a nivel global para 2030
Enfoques para el compromiso empresarial
Compromiso directo con asociaciones
Indirecto a través de los consumidores


Andasibe-Mantadia, Madagascar
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Impactos positivos

Local community guide associations conduct training exercises and are involved in conservation work resulting in the protection of forest and wildlife. Andasibe Village (population about 1400) has benefited from providing tourism services. These benefits include employment of local people, improved road conditions and village services, improved infrastructure such as a school, market place, dispensary and a piped water supply. The forest in valued for its ecosystem services and especially wildlife values.

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David Newsome Murdoch University