Quick facts

  • Makira Natural Park harbors 372,470 hectares of low and mid-altitude rainforest was created in 2012
  • An IUCN Category II Protected Area
  • Six field offices and one Park headquarters office located in Maroantsetra
  • 71 field agents work in and around the park
  • 90,000 local people live in proximity, depending on its ecological services
  • 17 lemur species including four Critically Endangered species
  • First sales of Makira carbon credits signed in December 2013
  • SMART community patrolling established in 2014
  • 73 COBAs managing over 178,000 hectares of forest in the Park’s green belt
  • Six forest corridors of 1,300 hectares under long-term restoration
  • Opening of the Simpona Ecolodge at the Antsahabe ecotourism site in 2016

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