| June 26, 2014
PCDDBA is a Malagasy association created on 2003. PCDDBA's mission is to "ensure the integ- rity of the biological, ecological, socioeconomic functions of Antongil Bay and promote the sus- tainable development of its surrounding areas through consistent actions and consultations.” WCS nominated PCDDBA for the UNDP Equator Prize in 2012. The Equator Prize recognizes local initiatives that demonstrate leadership in advanc- ing innovative solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. The Equator Prize 2012 Technical Advisory Committee reviewed 812 nominations from 113 countries in ten languages and found the level of competition very high. PCDDBA was selected as one of the finalists, but did not win the final prize this year.