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

David Newsome
Publié: août 2019
Dernière modification: août 2019
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Résumé

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.

 

Classifications

Région
Océanie
Échelle de la mise en œuvre
Local
Ecosystème
Forêt de conifères tropicaux
Écosystèmes forestiers
Thème
Accès et partage des avantages
Connaissances traditionnelles
Financement durable
Fragmentation et la dégradtion de l'habitat
Gouvernance des aires protégées
Moyens d'existence durables
Services écosystèmiques
Challenges
Dégradation des terres et des forêts
Perte de biodiversité
Braconnage
Perte de l'écosystème
Chômage / pauvreté
Objectifs de Développement Durable
ODD 1 - Pas de pauvreté
ODD 2 - Faim "zéro"
ODD 3 - Bonne santé et bien-être
ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
Obectifs d'Aichi
Objectif 1: Sensibilisation accrue de la biodiversité
Objectif 2: Valeurs de la biodiversité intégrées
Objectif 5: Perte d'habitat réduite de moitié ou diminuée
Objectif 11: Aires protégées
Objectif 14: Services des écosystèmes
Cadre d'action de Sendai
2: Réduire nettement, d’ici à 2030, le nombre de personnes touchées par des catastrophes.
Approches pour l’engagement des entreprises
Engagement direct avec des associations
Indirect par le biais des consommateurs

Emplacement

Andasibe-Mantadia, Madagascar
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Les impacts positifs

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.

Contribué par

David Newsome Murdoch University