ABOUT THE PROJECT
Durrell Wildlife has played a leading role in the recent
declaration of a highly threatened wetland habitat in
Madagascar as a Ramsar
Wetland of International Importance. Alaotra, in the country’s
central-eastern highlands, is home to a number of highly endangered
species, and is the ONLY home of the Critically Endangered
Alaotran gentle lemur. Six years of intensive in-country conservation
work by the Trust have resulted in the declaration, formalised
on 2 February, which will ensure an ongoing commitment by the
Malagasy government to maintaining the area’s fragile
biodiversity and ecosystem functions.
Anna Gray produced "Tsy Ho Leo Monina, Tsy Hiova Seranana" for
the Brock Initiative in association with Durrell Wildlife. It was
the first Brock Initiative project and played a high profile role
in the project's success.