Madagascar Conservation Project

Malagasy biodiversity is dramatically declining due to the ongoing deforestation.
Parco Natura Viva and University of Turin have been working together since 2000 to safeguard Malagasy bio­diversity, focusing both on the study of its biodi­versity and on the involvement of local communi­ties.
“Un lemure da salvare” is a small storybook illustrated with drawings of Malagasy children that was designed to raise awareness about the conservation of biodiversity and to support the research projects in Madagascar.
Parco Natura Viva is also involved in the “Volohasy - bambù” project, aiming at fighting deforestation through habitat restoration with endemic bamboo species, that represent a fundamental food resource for several lemur species.
 
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“Volohasy - bambù” project