MacArthur has announced ten grants totaling more than $2.8 million in support of conservation and sustainable development efforts in Madagascar.
Supporting an extraordinary diversity of ecosystems and species, Madagascars relative isolation has made it one of the worlds most biologically important places, said Jonathan F. Fanton, President of MacArthur. Almost 90% of Madagascars land mammals, reptiles, and flowering plants are found nowhere else on earth. Our support will help safeguard this rich biodiversity by conserving large land and seascapes, and by building the infrastructureincluding academic, governmental, and non-governmental institutions that is necessary to ensure long-term protection.
Four grants have been made to help conserve large land and seascapes in Madagascar (see map for details):
Six grants have been made to help build and strengthen Malagasy conservation institutions: