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SRJS_ToC_MG Equitable and sustainable management of natural resources in the Ampasindava and Soalala landscapes in Madagascar

IATI Identifier: NL-KVK-41180885-SRJS_ToC_MG
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Jul 31, 2020
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

The north-west coast of Madagascar contains diverse ecosystems: from dense forests, lagoons and deltas with mangroves on the Ampasindava Peninsula to dry forest and thickets, bamboo shrub, mangroves, lakes and extensive alluvial plains in the Soalala landscape. These land and seascapes contain several protected areas and very diverse flora and fauna, including many endemic and threatened species. More than 80% of the local population’s livelihoods in these areas depend directly on natural resources and the important ecosystem services the landscapes provide. This includes fertile soils for agriculture, timber for firewood and construction, fish for protein and income, and fresh water for household consumption and farming. However, these landscapes are threatened by large-scale mining operations and related infrastructure development, charcoal production, commercial exploitation of timber, bush fires and slash and burn agriculture. On the Ampasindava Peninsula, the planned exploitation of valuable rare earth minerals in a forest area that is the source of three major rivers, threatens biodiversity and potentially water provisioning over a wide area. Within the Soalala landscape, opencast iron ore mining plans threaten fresh water availability, coastal fisheries and the last stronghold of the endemic and highly threatened ploughshare tortoise. Competition for land and natural resources is increasing between the conservation community, the private sector and local communities that struggle to secure tenure due to the current ineffective system to obtain land titles.

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Sectors:
  • Democratic participation and civil society error
    Sector code:
    15150 - Democratic participation and civil society
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
  • Environmental policy and administrative management error
    Sector code:
    41010 - Environmental policy and administrative management
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
  • Mineral/mining policy and administrative management error
    Sector code:
    32210 - Mineral/mining policy and administrative management
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
IUCN Netherlands International NGO Funding
IUCN Netherlands International NGO Accountable

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date

Budget

745,460 USD
708,488 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2016) date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
access_timeUpdated on May 23, 2017 11:54:57
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