Mangrove Restoration in Madagascar

In June, Conservation International (CI)-Madagascar, local communities and other partners restored 28 hectares of degraded mangrove sites in Ankorera village, Antsiranana region in north-eastern Madagascar.

This was done to mark both the World Ocean Day and World Environment Day, in celebrations that were led by the regional office of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.

The restored site is part of the expanded area of the Ambodivahibe Marine Protected Area that CI Madagascar and local communities are co-managing to enhance management of marine and coastal resources and improve livelihoods of local communities.

Other activities conducted to mark the day included soccer and dance competitions to raise awareness about environmental conservation, with CI Madagascar awarding prizes to winners.

Madagascar National Parks, WWF, MIHARI Network and other key partners were part of the event.