WWF-Madagascar

The Value of Mangroves in Kivalo

A testimonial from local fisherman
Zafisoa Maniraky

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"And now we fish there, everything we need...because mangroves are the source of everything"

The west coast of Madagascar boasts the largest and most intact stretches of mangrove forests in the Western Indian Ocean region. The Tsiribihina-Manambolo mangroves area has been identified as a WWF priority landscape. To preserve this area, WWF implement a landscape conservation program which aims to establish an effective community-based natural resources management, and to improve traditional fisheries. These objectives contribute to the regional vision of conserving biodiversity by promoting sustainable use that benefits communities. Learn more.