GERP

Working to protect the biodiversity of Madagascar

The Project sifaka Conservation is an integral part of the conservation project metapopulation of the crowned sifaka populations ( Propithecus coronatus ) in Madagascar, proposed by the  GERP  in 2010 and in collaboration with EEP (European Endangered Species Program).

This program is within the framework of the project Tsibahaka of The Aspinall Foundation (The Aspinall Foundation, 2010). It has also developed a conservation program for the species. After an improvement and / or expansion of the fields of action and intervention of the said project, the project  initiated by GERP changed its name since October 2013, and is now called "Project sifaka Conservation " , a name relating to works made in European zoos. 
Despite the name change , the overall objective remains the same: the conservation and maintenance of survival crowned sifaka lemur and threatening, lying and living in different forest fragments isolated and without protection of the Big Island . Since its start in 2010 , the project has already achieved two translocation editions of sifaka individuals or Sifakas groups crowned in distress living in a destroyed and not viable habitat for a viable habitat where conservation actions and a transfer to a private zoo were set. Besides, the project carries out ecological studies of etho- crowned sifaka and their habitats .
The Project Conservation sifaka has a logo and a website that is available on the following address:

www.sifaka-conservation.org

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Sifaka Conservation Project's goals

In performing these actions , the Project sifaka fixed Conservation specific objectives such as:


✿ Establish a community base and a conservation program for each site to allow regular monitoring of animals , protect and / or restore habitat.

✿ Monitor the behavior crowned sifaka living in the project sites of action and their habitat.

✿ Develop program to restore habitat for lemurs in the project sites of action using indigenous plants.

✿ Save sifaka crowned groups living in highly degraded forests to ensure their survival first, and secondly , to strengthen the population living in forest fragments as viable and / or non- interconnected fragmented habitats .

✿ Establish a long-term program of education, practice and environmental activities to improve the living standards of the local population , to reduce pressure on forest resources and promote environmental education.

✿ Continue and / or develop a network of information and sharing for all entities or organizations involved in the conservation of the species and / or habitat to discuss the various exploits of this case, to assess progress  and impact of the project to provide assistance on the process of decision making.

✿ Develop research activities within the site and updates available on the fauna and flora found in the project sites of action.

✿ Strengthen community management and participation of the local population in conservation actions to promote the site and its contents, as well as improve the living conditions of the local population through the sustainability of the site.

✿ Participate in the transfer of management by the development of a book of management transfer request of conservation or management transfer contract of the project intervention site.

✿ Developing the achievements of the base community on the management of forest resources.

✿ Promote a community development project to compensate and improve the living standards of the population living in the vicinity of the project sites of action , but also to make effective conservation.

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