International Satoyama Intiative

IPSI, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, promotes collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.

Wildlife Conservation Society Madagascar

WCS’s mission is to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. Based at the Bronx Zoo in New York, WCS is a global leader in science-based, field conservation. In order to achieve its mission and to build on our conservation successes over the last 120 years, WCS has adopted three core strategies for its work: DISCOVER through Science, PROTECT through Conservation Action and INSPIRE through Engagement and Education. In addition, WCS BUILDS a stronger platform for its work by strengthening WCS as an organization and building the capacity of organizations in the places where it works; and LEVERAGES its resources through strategic partnerships with organizations that share its vision and values, and by using its knowledge to inform public policy. WCS holds itself to the highest standards, adhering to core values of respect, accountability and transparency, innovation, diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and integrity.

In Madagascar, WCS works to ensure the long-term conservation of the country’s unique biological diversity with a focus on activities in three priority landscapes and seascapes, carrying out holistic site-based conservation involving research, protected area design and management, and community conservation.  These include the Makira – Masoala – Antongil Bay (Mamabay) land/seascape in the north-east, the north-west seascape including the Ankarea and Ankivonjy protected areas and the surrounding Ambaro Bay, and the south-west seascape that includes  the Soariake Protected Area. WCS focuses its species conservation on priority taxa that are chosen for their ecological importance, degree of threat, endemism, iconic status, value in triggering action as flagship species as well as historical and global links with WCS.

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