posted on May 29, 2015 08:55
Government of Madagascar Inaugurates Makira Natural Park
Malagasy government, WCS, and other partners hold ceremony for official inauguration of Makira Natural Park, the first of 95 new protected areas in Madagascar
Makira Natural Park becomes key for regional wildlife conservation, sustainable development, and carbon sequestration
NEW YORK (May 29, 2015)—The Government of Madagascar has officially inaugurated Makira Natural Park, home to 20 species of lemur and over 50 percent of Madagascar’s plant biodiversity, and the first protected area to be created in a national network of 95 new marine and terrestrial protected areas established by the Government of Madagascar.
The official inauguration of the park took place on 23rd May 2015 in Maroantsetra in northeast Madagascar in the presence of His Excellence Ralava BEBOARIMISA, the Minister for Environment, Ecology, Oceans and Forests and other dignitaries from the Malagasy Government and international and national partners.