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Expanding and Consolidating Madagascar's Marine Protected Areas Network

Madagascar supports rich coral diversity and numerous marine and coastal species. Fish stocks support local livelihoods, and also represent an important sector within the national economy. To conserve Madagascar’s marine resources from threats that include habitat destruction and unsustainable fishing practices, the president of Madagascar committed to tripling the number of marine protected areas at the IUCN Park Congress in Sydney—thereby contributing to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Aichi Target #11. The GEF project “Expanding and Consolidating Madagascar’s Marine Protected Areas Network” is working to fulfill this commitment and strengthen the management of the country’s Marine Protected Areas and fisheries resources. Ministries are coming together to support the project and its goals. Through this cooperation and strong interest from the president, the project will safeguard Madagascar’s marine resources into the future.

Marine Protected Areas


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General information
GEF ID 9546
IBRD ID 153370
Project type Full-Size Project
Status active (Project Approved)
Start Date 30 Jan 2019
End Date 30 Jan 2024
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area Biodiversity
GEF Allocation to project 6,284,404 USD
Total Cost of the project: 42,052,398.00 USD

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