• Madagascar
    Madagascar

    Madagascar is among the world's poorest countries. As such, people's day-to-day survival is dependent upon natural resource use. They must live off the land that surrounds them, making use of whatever resources they can find. Their poverty costs the country and the world through the loss of the island's endemic biodiversity.

    © Peter Prokosch

  • Fishing boat, Anakao, South-West Madagascar
    Fishing boat, Anakao, South-West Madagascar

    The waters around Madagascar serve as a rich fishery and are an important source of income for villagers. Unfortunately fishing is poorly regulated. Foreign fishing boats encroach artisanal fishing areas to the detriment of locals and the marine fauna.

    © Peter Prokosch

  • Mangroves
    Mangroves

    In Madagascar mangroves are found primarily along the western coast. They cover an estimated area range of 2,000-4,000 km2 today (with only 50km2 on the east coast). Mangroves face an uncertain future in warming seas and rising sea levels, yet they are vital coastal habitat and help to protect the shoreline. 

    © Peter Prokosch

  • Fishing boat, Anakao, South-West Madagascar
    Fishing boat, Anakao, South-West Madagascar

    The waters around Madagascar serve as a rich fishery and are an important source of income for villagers.

    © Peter Prokosch