Protecting Threatened Lemur Habitat in Madagascar

by SEED Madagascar
Protecting Threatened Lemur Habitat in Madagascar
Protecting Threatened Lemur Habitat in Madagascar
Protecting Threatened Lemur Habitat in Madagascar
Protecting Threatened Lemur Habitat in Madagascar


The Ala Programme (ala meaning forest in Malagasy) is a ten-year littoral forest conservation strategy that was launched in 2019. Moving into phase III, the programme will build on the progress to conserve endangered lemur species by improving habitat connectivity between protected forest fragments in the Sainte Luce littoral forest. Phase III will also disseminate learnings on usage patterns and engage with local forest management structures to increase knowledge on littoral forest biodiversity

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With some of the highest levels of endemism seen globally, Madagascar is one the world's largest conservation priorities. Despite this, forest loss continues to threaten Madagascar's unique flora and fauna. As a result, lemurs have been categorised as one of the world's threatened mammals. Littoral forests are also one of the most threatened ecosystems with the Anosy region containing some of the few remaining viable littoral forests in the country, including the Sainte Luce littoral forest.


Ala Phase III aims to respond to these threats and build on the success of previous phases to improve habitat connectivity and species dispersal between Sainte Luce Littoral Forests (SLLF) fragment eight and nearby littoral forest remnants through the establishment of forest corridors. It also aims to understand and advocate for community forest resource needs, support local forest management structures, and conduct research that promotes adaptive learning and knowledge sharing.

Long-Term Impact

The Ala Programme Phase III aims to contribute to the long-term goal of conserving the biodiversity of the SLLF and tackling deforestation in the long term, while building local management structures. In Phase III, SEED will exchange knowledge with local, regional, and national organisations to further engage stakeholders to sustainably manage forest resources, protecting the littoral forest and its biodiversity to safeguard local populations of four Endangered lemurs.


Organization Information

SEED Madagascar

Location: London - United Kingdom
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @SEEDMadagascar
Project Leader:
Melissa Hornby
London , London United Kingdom

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