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Vezo Knowledge: Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Andavadoaka, south west Madagascar

  • Monday, 05 March 2007 04:30
Blue Ventures Conservation

Introduction

Many fisheries and marine conservation management projects throughout the world have been dogged by failure as a result of a lack of acceptance of management interventions by the local communities. Community management, participatory research, and promoting the use of local knowledge have repeatedly emerged as steps necessary to address the problem of managing the development of people and their economies. This collaborative project aims to ensure that conservation measures are adopted by the community of Andavadoaka to promote sustainable development locally, and to develop community-based coastal management initiatives.