Community-driven seagrass protection and monitoring, Madagascar
Antsiranana • Madagascar Started in January 2009 Active Conservation, Research, Education
Impacts: - Map of seagrass hotspots with data on species, density - Map of dugongs' feeding areas - Database on seagrass state, with monitoring results - Creation of Locally Managed Marine Areas, run by communities - Appreciation and understanding about the role of seagrass (and megaherbivores) in the health of coastal ecosystems and fisheries