Makay - Madagascar

Nous travaillons depuis 2009 à la préservation du massif du Makay sur l’île de Madagascar.

Massif du Makay à Madagascar

The Makay massif

Le Makay est un massif de 4.000 km2 dans le sud-ouest de Madagascar. Constitué d’un labyrinthe de canyons forestiers, il abrite un véritable trésor en terme de biodiversité et de peintures rupestres.

Lémurien Propithèque de Verreaux dans le massif du Makay

La biodiversité du Makay

Madagascar, isolée des continents pendant des millions d’années, a donné naissance une faune et une flore fabuleuse. Le Makay est aujourd’hui un des plus grands sanctuaires de cette incroyable biodiversité menacée d’extinction.

Feux de brousse à Madagascar

The threats

Long preserved from humans, the Makay now faces strong human pressure. Bush fires are the main threat to the forests of Makay.

Our projects to protect the Makay

In order to face the threats weighing on the ecosystems of the massif, we are deploying an ecosystem of complementary initiatives including the development of sustainable economic alternatives (beekeeping, ecotourism), theimprovement of living conditions (education, agroecology), and protection of natural environments (forest guards, reforestation, awareness raising).

FOOD SECURITY, A PRIORITY ISSUE TO PROTECT FORESTS

BEEKEEPING AT THE SERVICE OF MAKAY CONSERVATION

Eco guards to monitor the Makay protected area

Tools and environmental leaders to protect the Makay

Reforest the periphery of the New Protected Area of ​​Makay

Key to local development, education is obvious to protect Makay

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Our local partner

L’association Naturevolution Madagascar was created in 2015 to manage the New Protected Area of ​​Makay. The association is made up of volunteer administrative members (the board) and paid executive members (technical positions).

Makay 2011 Expedition, South Makay Biodiversity Inventory

The expeditions

We have led four major expeditions in the Makay massif to better inventory its biodiversity and bring back the images necessary for its development and protection.

Makay 2017 – Madagascar
7 years after the first scientific expeditions into this massif, scientists are once more returning to the Makay
Presentation of the expeditionRoad book

Book and films on the Makay

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