Implementation of the Convention
Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target
Madagascar has adopted an integrated approach for the definition and implementation of its national programs. The State emphasizes the need for combating poverty, as the Strategic Document for the Reduction of Poverty is the framework document for all sectoral programs. The country intends to ensure the population’s economic, social and ecological needs regarding natural resources, as well as integrate an environmental dimension into sectoral actions and regional and local planning... More »
Initiatives in Protected Areas
The government is committed to tripling its number of protected areas by 2008. The National Network currently comprises 1.7 million ha of protected areas and the country is aiming to protect 6 million ha (10% of the territory). In addition, the State wants to ensure the presence of all ecosystem types in the network.
Initiatives for Article 8(j)
Madagascar has undertaken studies focusing on the further participation of local communities in biodiversity related issues. The country intends to intensify the transfer of natural resource management to local communities. This management transfer would preserve the customary laws regarding these resources. It is also mentioned that the “dina” allow the preservation of traditional knowledge and practices... More »