LAC ALAOTRA: INVOLVEMENT OF LOCAL ACTORS TO PROTECT WILD ANIMALS

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In the protected area of  Lac Alaotra, the wild birds such as the Angàka, which make the reputation of this region, are victims of hunting and  currently threatened with extinction.

Angàka like so many other wild ducks of Lac Alaotra is one of the protected species. In order to prevent these wild birds from being exterminated. The DREDD Alaotra-Mangoro and the Durell Wildlife Conservation Trust Program (DWCT) are  the manager of this protected area. They chose to involve local communities. Thus, awareness actions have been carried out concerning the governance of natural resources, the roles and responsibilities of local populations in the fight against trafficking in wild animals. As well as informing local residents regarding the sanctions provided for by law the location of hunters and buyers of these birds.

Recall that on April 15, 2 four buyers of wild birds « Angàka » alive  were captured  in their hands. The birds were released, while the two individuals were returned to the Justice.

Collected by Nirina R.

Source : facebook of Baomiavotse Vahinala Raharinirina, MEDD

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