Environmental Education Activities Madagascar

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This page is part of an Open Science Fellowship that is funded by Wikimedia Germany and the Stifterverband. The research project aims to collect information on environmental education (EE) activities and programmes that are implemented by different NGOs in Madagascar. This includes current and past projects, and aims to increase awareness and knowledge of practitioners and researchers about the kind of educational projects and materials that do already exist in the country. The shared and open accessible knowledge might prevent time- and cost-intense reinventions. The information shared on this page by Lena Reibelt (discusscontribs) has been provided by members of the respective NGOs, who gave consent to publish this information on Wikiversity. The NGOs and their respective activities are listed below by alphabetical order.

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Association Mitsinjo[edit]

The following information was kindly provided by Rainer Dolch and Irène Ramanantenasoa.

EE intervention Target group Content Time frame Region
Teaching teachers and schoolchildren in 9 primary schools (EPP) of Andasibe Commune: integrating environmental issues into school curriculum CISCO, Chef ZAP, EPP teachers, EPP pupils Training of 11 teachers and 280 pupils from 9 primary schools on environmental issues (functions and ecological importance of the forest, causes and consequences of forest destruction biodiversity, conservation challenges); establishment of an environmental curriculum with Chef ZAP: Integrate environmental topics into school lessons ; regular lessons once a week in each school provided by Mitsinjo trainers and environmental teachers Since 2013 Andasibe Commune (Andasibe, Anevoka, Maromizaha, Ampangalantsary, Menalamba, Berano, Falierana, Andasifahatelo); District of Moramanga; Alaotra-Mangoro Region
Visits to the Mitsinjo Rainforest (Station Forestière Analamazaotra) for fun and hands-on education EPP teachers, EPP pupils Excursions into a primary forest habitat with lemurs such as Indri and discoveries of other charismatic wildlife Since 2013 Station Forestière Analamazaotra (Mitsinjo Rainforest), Ankaizinina, Commune Rurale Andasibe
Visits to the Mitsinjo Rainforest (Station Forestière Analamazaotra) for fun and hands-on education School groups (classes vertes) from outside Andasibe; mainly from Antananarivo, Ambatondrazaka, Moramanga, Brickaville, Toamasina Excursions into a primary forest habitat with lemurs such as Indri and discoveries of other charismatic wildlife Since 2002, but more structured since 2014 Station Forestière Analamazaotra (Mitsinjo Rainforest), Ankaizinina, Commune Rurale Andasibe
Center for Environmental Education Visitors, villagers, school groups, general public Includes one classroom with future library and and exhibit area featuring terrariums with live amphibians, books, drawings, artifacts on local biodiversity; classes held here sometimes Since 2015 Andasibe (but with visitors from other parts of Madagascar & the world)
Tree Nursery visits and planting of rainforest trees EPP teachers, EPP pupils Primary school students regularly engaged in visits to tree nursery and tree planting days Since 2013 Farahevitra tree nursery (between Andasibe and Amparafara), but visits to other tree nurseries in Torotorofotsy / Menalamba also planned. Tree planting in and around the Station Forestière Analamazaotra and the Torotorofotsy Ramsar site
World Environment Day Local Residents Environment-related activities (games, story-telling, sketches, music, dance, vakodrazana, etc.) according to the theme of the festival, but always centered around biodiversity, natural history, conservation, etc.; additional contribution to the festival are stands/booths with information material, brochures, posters, etc. Since 2013 Andasibe
World Wetlands Day Local Residents Environment-related activities (games, story-telling, sketches, music, dance, vakodrazana, etc.) according to the theme of the festival, but always centered around biodiversity, natural history, conservation, etc.; additional contribution to the festival are stands/booths with information material, brochures, posters, etc. Since 2013 Torotorofotsy comun rual Andasibe
World Lemur Festival Local Residents Environment-related activities (games, story-telling, sketches, music, dance, vakodrazana, etc.) according to the theme of the festival, but always centered around biodiversity, natural history, conservation, etc.; additional contribution to the festival are stands/booths with information material, brochures, posters, etc. Since 2014 Maromizaha, Comun Andasibe
Festival Indri Local Residents Environment-related activities (games, story-telling, sketches, music, dance, vakodrazana, etc.) according to the theme of the festival, but always centered around biodiversity, natural history, conservation, etc.; additional contribution to the festival are stands/booths with information material, brochures, posters, etc. Since 2016 Andasibe
Documentary movies EPP pupils, EPP teachers, general public Screening of nature-focused and/or conservation documentary movies in Malagasy (BBC Madagascar series; Hazo tokana tsy mba ala, etc.) Since 2013 Andasibe
Presentation/Quiz (in Malagasy) EPP teachers, EPP pupils Trash/ plastic-awareness/ knowledge Since 2014; usually at a festival held in Andasibe each end of the school year Andasibe
Presentation/Quiz (in Malagasy) EPP teachers, EPP pupils Biodiversity and ecological footprint Since 2013; usually at a festival held in Andasibe each end of the school year Andasibe
Presentation/Quiz (in Malagasy) EPP teachers, EPP pupils Facts about lemurs and other wildlife Since 2015; usually at a festival held in Andasibe each end of the school year Andasibe
Games/Sketches/Dance EPP teachers, EPP pupils Facts about lemurs and other wildlife Since 2013; usually at a festival held in Andasibe each end of the school year Andasibe
Awareness raising using books, manuals and posters EPP teachers, EPP pupils, general public Use of books, manuals and posters for raising awareness, including books of the AKO Program Since 2014 Andasibe Commune (Andasibe, Anevoka, Maromizaha, Ampangalantsary, Menalamba, Berano, Falierana, Andasifahatelo); District of Moramanga; Alaotra-Mangoro Region
Production of educational T-shirts and bags (mad by cloves) Local Residents, visitors, EPP Teachers and Pupils Production and sale of t-shirts, mainly focusing on lemurs and amphibians, the two taxonomic groups in our main conservation focus Since 2013 Andasibe, but visitors from elsewehere in Madagascar & the world
Lemur monitoring Members of local communities to be trained as monitoring agents Training on lemur survey methodology, habitat assessments and GPS use Since 2016 Torotorofotsy Ramsar site, rainforests of Ihofa north of Torotorofotsy and west of Mantadia; village of Bakozetra, Commune Andasibe
Radio Vahinala (local radio) General public Irregular programming, presentations, discussions or clips on environmental issues during hugely popular radio show; focusing on biodiversity, certain species, reforestation, climate chenge, invasive species, conservation challenges, etc. Since 2014 Andasibe
Circuit reforestation General public & visitors Opportunity for visitors to Madagascar and the Mitsinjo Rainforest to offset their carbon emissions through the planting of native rainforest trees Since 2013 Station Forestière Analamazaotra, Andasibe, but visitors from elsewehere in Madagascar & the world
Holiday activity Pupils in Andasibe Commune "Club vacances" teaching interested pupils about the environmental, including video projections, games, story-telling, sketches, music, dance, etc. Since 2015 Andasibe


Blue Ventures[edit]

The following information was kindly provided by Feno Hanitriniala and Paul Antion.

EE intervention Target group Content Time frame Region
Saturday School Primary school students (Classe de 7ème) Saturday School in Andavadoaka started out primarily as English classes taught by Blue Ventures Volunteers, who come to Andavadoaka in 6 week cycles. The english classes included environmental vocabulary and activities. Through the UNICEF Connecting Classrooms project this evolved into an environmental education class taught in conjunction with local teachers, featuring a curriculum that deals with several pertinent themes such as the local marine management, corals, mangroves, marine species, sustainable fishing techniques, health and hygiene. 2005-Present Andavadoake (South West)
UNICEF: Connecting Classrooms, Community & Youth for Biodiversity Conservation Youth in Velondriake Area Included a number of weekly activities including Connecting Classrooms, Saturday School, Junior Reporters Club, Radio Broadcasts, Youth Environment Clubs. Many of our current activities have been adapted from these original UNICEF activities. 2011-2013 Velondriake (South West)
Environmental clubs High school and secondary school students Environmental awareness done by youth clubs like organizing beach and village clean-ups, implementing a project for each club like the creation of umbrellas on the beach where people can rest and to discourage open defecation, advocating for the setting up of a mangroves reserve and many others. 2013-Present Velondriake, Morombe (South West)
Film Night Children, youth and adults Weekly awareness raising and video projection on marine resources management, sustainable fisheries, health and hygiene, environmental films from BBC and PBS nature series. 2013-Present Andavadoake (South West)
Talent Shows All community (especially children and youth) Awareness raising led by youth through display of talents, such as poems, songs, theater created by students and non-students alike 2013-Present Andavadoake (South West)
Livelihood Management Comic Books All community, NGOs, Teachers Local Resource and Health Management comics and information manuals on Marine Ecosystems, sustainable fisheries practices, Dina (local law), Octopus reserves, Pelagic vs. Non-pelagic fish, Sea Cucumbers, Community-based ecological monitoring, Sexual and health reproduction, Eco-Tourism, Turtle conservation and Socio economic Monitoring. 2011-Present Velondriake, Manjaboake, Teariake (South West)
Posters All community Environmental and health posters derived from the BV comic books. Posters are used with adults, youth and kids along with participatory learning techniques including games, activities, and open discussion on livelihood and health issues relating to enviroment. 2016-Present Velondriake (South West)
Village Outreach tour All community An integrated Population Health Environment approach, touring of all partner villages, includes meetings with village leaders responsibilizing them to assist in carrying out, house to house visits, seperate discussion groups/poster sessions with men and women, followed by evening theater or cinema featuring BV films and further discussion. Themes have included, ownership over resource management, climate change, octopus reserves, sexually transmitted diseases, WASH, family planning... 2011-Present Velondriake, Manjaboake, Teariake (South West)
Films All community Have created 14 films to date on Corals, seagass, Sustainable octopus fishing, Mangroves, Climate change, seagrass, Dina (local laws), seacucumber and seaweed farming, endemic species, population-health-environment 2012-Present Velondriake, Manjaboake, Teariake (South West)
Radio Feom'bezo All community Radio Feom'bezo, bi-weekly radio emissions produced by Ratovosoa Tavoro Herindraibe, broadcasted from Morombe's Radio Five. Radio emissions feature news from around the Velondriake Teariake and Manjaboake LMMAs, including pressing environmental and health topics 2012-Present Distrika Morombe (South West)
Radio Theater All community Radio "Soa fianatse (good lessons)", created and produced by Lahatse Mahasoa, included 25 emissions of continued story with interwoven themes of health, livelihoods, and the environment. Featured voices of local community members. Distributed through Radio Five in Morombe as well as by SD card and USB keys to over 30 listening groups led by community health workers throughout the Velondriake, Manjaboake, and Soariake areas. 2014-2015 Distrika Morombe (South West)


Centre ValBio (Centre de Valorisation de la Biodiversité), Ranomafana[edit]

The following information was kindly provided by Lovasoa Razafindravony and Maya Moore.

EE intervention Target group Content Time frame Region
Science based and active learning environmental education program 4th grade primary schools in remote villages Biodiversity, reforestation, gardening, health and hygiene, lemur story From 2015 until now Vatovavy, Fitovinany (10 schools)
Environmental education in schools Primary schools, secondary schools and high schools around Ranomafana National Park Teaching about environment, biodiversity, reforestation, health and hygiene From 2003 until now Vatovavy, Fitovinany, Haute Matsiatra (24 schools)
"Life of a Lemur" Conservation radio Children, youth and adults 10 podcast episodes about lemurs endemic to Ranomafana, with accompanying lesson plans In progress Ranomafana and 10 remote villages
Conservation clubs Children, youth and adults Training to find productive sustainable sources of income (agricultural techniques); nutritional education; health and hygiene education; reforestation with native tree species From 2008 until now Vatovavy, Fitovinany, Haute Matsiatra


Chances for Nature[edit]

The following information was kindly provided by Matthias Markolf.

EE intervention Target group Content Time frame Region
Movie (in Malagasy) Biodiversity; biodiversity threats & consequences, SRI, Fatana Mitsitsy, SRA (Fish and rice) since 2014 Menabe and others
Presentation (in French) Trash/ plastic-awareness/ knowledge since 2014 Menabe and others
Comic story (in Malagasy) A story about the Fossa since 2015 Menabe and others
Presentation/Quiz (in Malagasy) Facts about the Fossa since 2016 Menabe and others
Workshop (ppt) How to construct Fatana Mitsitsy (ecological wood stoves) using local materials since 2014 Menabe and others
Game Supertrump lemurs planned for 2016
Presentation (in Malagasy) Biodiversity and ecological footprint since 2015 Menabe and others


Groupe d’Etude et de Recherche sur les Primates de Madagascar (GERP)[edit]

The following information was kindly provided by David Rasolofoson.

EE intervention Target group Content Time frame Region
Training EPP teachers Environment, biodiversity; functions and ecological importance of the forest since 2015 (2 days training per year) Maromizaha, rural commune of Andasibe (district Moramanga in the Alaotra Mangoro region)
Comic book, excursion ("classe verte"), posters EPP pupils causes & consequences of forest destruction since 2015 Maromizaha, rural commune of Andasibe (district Moramanga in the Alaotra Mangoro region, specifically: EPPs Anevoka, Ampangalantsary, Ambavaniasy
Awareness raising Villagers 2015 Maromizaha, rural commune of Andasibe (district Moramanga in the Alaotra Mangoro region
World Lemur Festival since 2014


Lemur Conservation Foundation[edit]

The following information was kindly provided by Erik Patel.

EE intervention Target group Content Time frame Region
AKO Program with lemur children's BOOKS, teacher training MANUALS in Malagasy, and POSTERS EPP/CEG Teachers AKO Program[1] Three visits of several days each in 2016 and 2017 Villages near three reserve (Anjanaharibe-Sud, Maromizaha, Berenty) and one in Tana (Ilafy). Four Total.
AKO Program with lemur children's BOOKS, teacher training MANUALS in Malagasy, and POSTERS EPP/CEG Students AKO Program Three visits of several days each in 2016 and 2017 Villages near three reserve (Anjanaharibe-Sud, Maromizaha, Berenty) and one in Tana (Ilafy). Four Total.
Structured Educational Visits to Rainforest (Anjanaharibe-Sud SR). EPP/CEG Students Immersion in a primary forest habitat with silky sifakas and Indri. Completion of educational workbook and rainforest class Three day (two nights) visits with 12 students. 5 groups per year. Camp Indri field site in Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve
Tree Nursery with EPP in Befingotra EPP/CEG Students Primary school students regularly engaged in development of pepiniere and reforestation through "Club Reboisement" 2016, 2017, and beyond Befingotra Village near Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve
Three Community Libraries EPP/CEG Students Free Libraries partnered with local EPP's and CEG's stocked with books in Malagasy, French, English. Community classes held in libraries sometimes. 2015, 2016, 2017 and beyond Three Villages near Marojejy NP and Anjanaharibe-Sud SR (Manantenina, Andapa, Matsobe-Sud)
Supporting and training PhD students University Student from University of Antananarivo (DBA) Training on lemur survey methodology, habitat assessments and GPS/GIS use[2] 2015, 2016, 2017, and beyond Anjanaharibe-Sud SR
Environment Day Festival (with Madagascar National Parks) Local Residents Environmental Games for children, informational postcards, posters, t-shirts and hats Every year in June since 2015 Villages near Anjanaharibe-Sud SR
Yam Trainings (with CARE) Local Residents Trainings to encourage planting of yams as an alternative to manioc/cassava which is toxic when consumed unprocessed. With the right technique, large yams (20kg) can be grown on very degraded land and provide nutritious food. Several times a year Villages near Anjanaharibe-Sud SR
World Lemur Festival Local Residents World Lemur Festival Every year in November since 2015 Andapa


Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group[edit]

The following information was kindly provided by Ingrid Porton and Karen Freeman.

EE intervention Target group Content Time frame Region
Center for Environmental Education Visitors & school groups CEE includes 2 classrooms and exhibit area includes graphics (have been updated several times), books, artifacts, games: Madagascar biodiversity 1990 - current Tamatave (but visitors from other parts of Madagascar & the world)
Tours of Parc Ivoloina Zoo , nature trails and/or demonstration plots Parc Ivoloina Zoo visitors Tours by MFG staff or tourism students/guides: Madagascar biodiversity & conservation, sustainable land use, etc 1990 - current Tamatave & beyond
Tours of Parc Ivoloina Zoo , nature trails and/or demonstration plots Mostly local school groups MFG staff: Madagascar biodiversity , sustainable land use or subjects requested by school 1990 - current Tamatave
Production of Teacher's Guide to Environmental Education Teachers and Chef ZAPs MFG organized and collaborated with a team of 40 Tamatave school district officials and teachers to produce the 65-page guide: Life cycles, Madagascar's different habitats, animals & plants, ecological concepts, etc 1st publication 2001; updated 2009 Tamatave & some other regions in Madagascar
Teacher Training Workshops -integrating environmental issues into school curriculum Teachers, Chef ZAPs Initial intensive training of 420 teachers from 181 schools in use of Guide; thereafter focus on Chef ZAPs: Integrate environmental topics into school lessons ; initially focused on topics in guide but trainings can vary based on current issues or even teaching methods 2001- current Tamatave/Betampona area Tamatave
Saturday School Program Primary school children All-day tutoring to enable primary school children to pass national exam,hands-on environmental activities, e.g., SRI rice cultivation, compost, tree planting: Lessons focus on core curricula (math, French); integrate environmental subjects; activities include sustainable farming practices and observing fauna/flora 1995 -current first class comprised of students around Ivoloina; 2004 added villages near Betampona -further expanded to total 3 SS cl;asses around Betampona Tamatave/Betampona area SS model promoted by UNICEF & adopted by other NGOs
Environmental Education Camps Secondary school children 5- day camps during school holidays, include classroom and hands-on activities, zoo visits : Various topics on Madagascar's biodiversity, sustainable farming 2001 - current Tamatave/Betampona area
Girls Science & Leadership Camp Secondary school girls Meet role models, leadership animation activities, lab and field activities, discussions: Inspire self-confidence & an interest in science & leadership 2013- current Tamatave/Betampona area
UNICEF: Connecting Classrooms, Community & Youth for Biodiversity Conservation 3rd level secondary students & teacher supervisors Connecting Classrooms:Introduction to computers, expand experiences via visits to other communities & protected areas: Biodiversity, gender equity, women's and children's rights 2011-2013 Tamatave/Betampona area
UNICEF: Connecting Classrooms, Community & Youth for Biodiversity Conservation High school and college students Malagasy Youth Network for the Environment - Link youth & local communities to share experiences: Identify best conservation practices - especially local issues, take action 2011-2013 Tamatave/Betampona area
UNICEF: Connecting Classrooms, Community & Youth for Biodiversity Conservation High school - college students Jr Reporters Club: Training in video technology, interviewing skills, final video & radio story production: Social justice and environmental issues, building community action 2011-2013 Tamatave/Betampona area
Green Ambassadors High school & college students and teachers Continuation of Youth network & jr reporters initiatives; training teachers to support student projects/action: Identify and learn about local conservation issues 2013 - current Tamatave/Betampona area
Bitsik’ Ivoloina (Whisper of Ivoloina) Newsletter Schools, villagers 2-3 newsletters per year distributed to all schools, local villages, universities, environmental authorities, NGOs: Environmental issues relevent to local communities, updates on MFG activities 2001 - current Tamatave, ValBio Education staff for local distribution
Radio Vonio (popular, in town + brousse), changed into Radio Ankwae General Public Irregular programming, primarily stimulated by an event: MFG CEE Manager provided environmental information to Mme Marceline 2010-2011 Tamatave/Betampona area
Bitsika’ny Ala Atsinanana (Whisper of the Eastern Rainforests) Radio Show General public Weekly 1 hour radio show airs 4x during the week; presented by MFG manager: Topic is selected by the manager, may focus on 1 or multiple animal/plant species, value of forests, improving soil fertility, reforestation, invasive species, etc 2013-current Tamatave/Betampona area
World Environment Day General public Celebrations vary but may include dances, art, parades, singing, speeches; tree planting, MFG participates in 1-3 WED (Parc Ivoloina, around Betampona): Awareness raising; themes such as climate change, biodiversity, green economy, etc. 2008-current Tamatave/Betampona area
Lemur Festival General public Zoo tours with activities (games, story-telling,etc) centered around lemur species; dances, music, art: Awareness raising through presenting Information on diversity of lemur species, natural history, behavior, conservation, etc 2014-current Tamatave/Betampona area

Katz, A.S.; Welch C.R. 2003. Parc Ivoloina. In S. Goodman & J. Benstead (eds.) The Natural History of Madagascar. Univ. of Chicago Press: 1555-1559.[3]

Freeman, K. 2009. Sustainable education at a developing-world field site: developing programmes linked to conservation work in-country. International Zoo Yearbook 43: 113–123.[4]

Porton, I.; Freeman, K. 2010. The Madagascar Fauna Group: zoos working together do make a difference. In: G. Dick and M Gusset, (Eds). Building a Future for Wildlife, Zoos and Aquariums Committed to Biodiversity Conservation. WAZA. Gland, Switzerland. 139-144.[5]


Madagascar Wildlife Conservation[edit]

The following information was kindly provided by Lucile Raveloarimalala, Antje Rendigs, Patrick Waeber, and Lena Reibelt.

EE intervention Target group Content Time frame Region
Training EPP teachers Training workshops on EE & the usage and integration of the comic book & posters into regular curriculum: marsh and lake ecosystem and ecology; biodiversity; focus Hapalemur alaotrensis (ecology, biology); fish reproduction; disturbances (fire, bushmeat hunting, pet lemurs)[6] 2006-2012 12 villages around Lake Alaotra
Comic book programme EPP pupils School interventions: Comic book, posters, contest (on knowledge of comic book content); marsh and lake ecosystem and ecology; biodiversity; focus Hapalemur alaotrensis (ecology, biology); fish reproduction; disturbances (fire, bushmeat hunting, pet lemurs)[7][8] 2006-current Lake Alaotra, 12 villages
Excursions EPP pupils Field trips to Park Bandro close to Andreba to see Hapalemur alaotrensis in natural habitat; stay in Camp Bandro to learn about the lemur, its habitat and threats via lectures, play, and educational videos 2006-current Lake Alaotra, 12 villages
Community meetings Villagers/ resource users Awareness raising on H.a. conservation, biodiversity values, cultural values of marshes, ecotourism[9] 2006-current Andreba (Lake Alaotra)
World Lemur Festival Villagers of Andreba and adjacent villages; visitors of Zoo Hanover Awareness raising in Madagascar and Germany concerning lemur threats and conservation remedies, via speeches, carnival, dance contest, ect. in Madagascar; via information stand and games in Germany since 2014 Andreba market place and Camp Bandro; Zoo Hanover in Germany


SEED Madagascar[edit]

The following information was kindly provided by Billy Curryer.

EE intervention Target group Content Time frame Region
Club Atsatsaky EPP Pupils A weekly conservation club held in two local schools, reaching over 200 children, led by the SEED Madagascar Conservation Programme (SCP). Lessons incorporate songs, role plays and games, teaching children from 5 - 18 years about a diverse range of environmental topics. 2010 - Present Sainte Luce, Region Anosy
Mass mobilisations and community events Local Community Activities designed to raise awareness of conservation projects and disseminate key messages, including through quizzes and demonstrations. SEED Madagascar's beekeeping project utilises quarterly education events to inform the community about honeybees and pollination. 2011 - Present Sainte Luce, Region Anosy
World Environment Day EPP Pupils and Local Community Activities designed to raise awareness of local environmental issues and international themes through: parades; video documentaries; and songs, quizzes, colouring competitions, and seed planting for children. 2011 - Present Sainte Luce, Region Anosy
Stakeholder and community meetings Local Community Meetings are held to increase local engagement in project activities, disseminate information and results, and provide a platform to deliver education on key issues, including sustainable management and use of natural resources. 2011 - Present Sainte Luce, Region Anosy
Research visits University students SEED Madagascar hosts students from national and international universities to complete research placements. SCP provides support with logistics, technical aspects and data collection. 2003 - Present Sainte Luce, Region Anosy
Capacity Building Local guides Training designed to build local guide capacity in key areas, such as methodology and data collection to monitor local populations effectively. Building knowledge amongst guides also supports the dissemination of information to tourists and the wider community. 2011 - Present Sainte Luce, Region Anosy
Tree Nursery EPP Pupils A tree nursery established by SCP for seedlings that will later be transferred to the forest. Interactive lessons with children, including planting, reinforce classroom learning and increase understanding of the lifecycle of plants. 2004 - Present Sainte Luce, Region Anosy
Excursions EPP Pupils SCP staff took the children of Club Atsatsaky on a fieldtrip to Nahampoana Nature Reserve to learn about lemurs. 2012 -2016 Sainte Luce, Region Anosy
Posters EPP Pupils Information posters have been provided to 5 schools across the Mahatalaky commune, raising awareness of the flying fox bat and its conservation. Posters to promote sustainable lobster fishing were also displayed in public areas, such as a local shop. 2016 Sainte Luce, Region Anosy
Comic Books EPP Pupils EPP students within Sainte Luce were provided with educational comic bookes, explaining how a community can come to manage their own marine resources through story telling, a common technique in Madagascar to explain complicated concepts. 2015 Sainte Luce, Region Anosy


The Aspinall Foundation Madagascar[edit]

The following information was kindly provided by Maholy Ravaloharimanitra.

EE intervention Target group Content Time frame Region
Notebooks EPP pupils Lemur species, conservation status Since 2010
Since 2016
Alaotra Mangoro Atsinana
Boeny
Class trip EPP pupils Environmentally responsible, in collaboration with Association Mitsinjo 2011 & 2014 Atsinanana
Story telling EPP pupils 2015 & 2016 Alaotra Mangoro
Posters Villagers Changes in behavior Since 2010 Alaotra Mangoro Atsinana
Calendar Villagers Changes in behavior Alaotra Mangoro Atsinana
Training EPP teachers Train the trainers in collaboration with ENS September 2016 Alaotra Mangoro Atsinana
World Lemur Festival Since 2014


VINAKO 4 Madagascar[edit]

The following information was kindly provided by Hantanirina Rasamimanana.

EE intervention Target group Content Time frame Region
Training directors, teachers and school children in 35 primary schools of 18 CISCOs: Antananarivo Atsimondrano, Arivonimamo, Vatomandry, ToamasinaII, Moramanga, Amparafaravola, Ambatondrazaka, Morondava: explaining the way of life of 6 lemurs species and 6 Malagasy ecosystems by means of posters and children books of the AKO series. Training teachers in pedagogy and EE. DREN, CISCO, Chef ZAP, EPP teachers, EPP pupils Environmental Education objectives; EE issues (functions and ecological importance of the forest and marshes, causes and consequences of forest and marsh destruction biodiversity). Establishment of Lesson plans withteachers and Chef ZAP. MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE TRAININGS. Integrate environmental topics into school lessons by means of the books and posters of the AKO series. Develop positive attitudes towards environment and oneself by means of art and science. Since 2006 Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Menabe Region, Atsinanana Region, Analamanga Region, Itasy Region, Boeny Region.


References[edit]

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  2. Patel, E. 2016. Synthesis of the silky sifaka’s distribution (Propithecus candidus). Madagascar Conservation & Development 11, 1: 33-35 (doi: 10.4314/mcd.v11i1.6)
  3. Katz, A.S.; Welch C.R. 2003. Parc Ivoloina. In S. Goodman & J. Benstead (eds.) The Natural History of Madagascar. Univ. of Chicago Press: 1555-1559.
  4. Freeman, K. 2009. Sustainable education at a developing-world field site: developing programmes linked to conservation work in-country. International Zoo Yearbook 43: 113–123.
  5. Porton, I.; Freeman, K. 2010. The Madagascar Fauna Group: zoos working together do make a difference. In: G. Dick and M Gusset, (Eds). Building a Future for Wildlife, Zoos and Aquariums Committed to Biodiversity Conservation. WAZA. Gland, Switzerland. 139-144.
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  9. Rendigs, A., Reibelt, L. M., Ralainasolo, F. B., Ratsimbazafy, J. H. and Waeber, P. O. 2015. Ten years into the marshes – Hapalemur alaotrensis conservation, one step forward and two steps back? Madagascar Conservation & Development 10, 1: 13–20 (doi:1 0.431 4/mcd.v1 0i1 .s3)