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Madagascar community association wins prestigious Equator Prize
Date:7/8/2014

, WCS, government authorities and other partners have joined forces to address these challenges.

Most recently this has led to the establishment of a network of 25 community-run marine protected areas and the reduction of the use of destructive fishing gears along 150 miles of remote coastline, with 96 beach seines destroyed in May 2014. Beach seines are very fine mesh nets that cause severe depletion and crashes of fish populations in areas where they are used.

By providing a forum for continuing dialogue and resource management, the PCDDBA has achieved measurable results, including an increase in fish populations and the restoration of functioning marine ecosystems. The group has also helped to increase local incomes while providing a conflict resolution mechanism to guide resource access and use.


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Contact: John Delaney
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718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society
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