The area is 814.39 km2 of marine protected area in Madagascar.
The project aims to establish a long-term mangrove payment for ecosystem services scheme to reduce deforestation and degradation, and restore mangroves in the Bay of Assassins in Madagascar.
- Mangrove reforestation by communities
- Participatory monitoring and mapping for management
- Participatory Forest Management plan
- Social development: have helped develop local infrastructure and alternative livelihoods, by providing additional income to the local community
- Environmental impact: have improved the conservation of 1,300 ha mangrove ecosystem and their biodiversity
- Governance: have strenghtened the community capacity in managing a Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA)
- Women's empowerment: have supported women's involvement in the governance of natural resources - both mangrove and fisheries activities.
- Developing climate change adaptation; improving risk management and resilience
- Better protection and restoration of coastal ecosystems
- Reduce flood risk
- Developing climate change mitigation
- Restoring ecosystems and their functions
- Increase achievements of biodiversity targets
- Increase quality and quantity of green and blue infrastructures
- Increased cultural richness and biodiversity
- Social inclusion
- Sustainable development of coastal regions
- Best time for mangrove replanting should be decided with community members
- Promoting a voluntary mangrove reforestation is key to ensure that it can be continued without external financial support
- The dissemination of the results of the monitoring helps the community to understand the state of their resources and the amount of carbon stocks in their mangrove forest