We marry conservation with social development by facilitating sustainable livelihoods and education as a countermeasure to over-exploitation. Our goal is to protect both marine and terrestrial habitats, and provide a self-sustaining pathway to poverty alleviation in the impoverished rural communities of Southwest Madagascar. We have worked in the Bay of Ranobe for 15 years, establishing long-standing harmony and effective partnerships with local communities.
We are collecting data on the health of marine habitats and fisheries to advise local communities, the Malagasy government, and regional and global scientific communities.
We protect and manage a diverse mix of habitats including coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves, and terrestrial forest.
We grow and transplant coral, and implement artificial reefs in an attempt to restore heavily damaged coral reefs and the associated wealth of biodiversity.
We create and nurture community-led initiatives to encourage sustainable fisheries management and turtle conservation.
We educate and involve local communities in conservation and sustainability to promote effective environmental stewardship.
We provide a pathway out of poverty through the development of sustainable alternative livelihoods in rural communities.
We empower marginalised women to promote gender equality.
We seek to improve the welfare of impoverished people that are heavily dependent on diminishing resources. Local communities are at the heart of all our projects.