Madagascar’s protected areas are islands of natural capital, upon which millions of people depend. Kew is leading a six year effort to developing a sustainable landscape management model for community-led forest conservation, carbon storage, and livelihoods enhancement across Madagascar’s protected area network.
This project is centered on robust monitoring and evaluation data, to help us understand exactly what works, where and why. Our group is supporting this by developing digital real-time data collection tools to help protected area managers across a wide range of conservation activities. We are also applying counterfactual analysis to understand the effects of protected areas and the wider programme at the landscape scale.
Read our recent paper on conservatin in Madagascar.