Miaro ny ala, mitsinjo ny hoavintsika:  protecting the forest is thinking of our future”

Bezà Mahafaly protects forests and wildlife in southwest Madagascar, and is a center for research, training and education:

Sicklebill vanga
Sportive lemur
Ring-tailed lemur
Radiated tortoise
Lafresnaye's vangas
Community members arriving for Reserve inauguration, 1985
Community members arriving for Reserve 10th anniversary celebration, 1995
Community meeting, Analafaly
The next generation watches...
School children on parade, Mahazoarivo
A new well, Analafaly
Ring-tailed lemur
Chabert vanga
Riverine forest
Spiny forest
Pachypodium rutenbergianum
Banding a bird
Collared and tagged sifaka
Field School participants
Breakfast for the Field School!
Watering seeds
Aloala, Mahafaly tomb sculpture
Dancers, Reserve 10th anniversary celebration, 1995
Mouse lemur
Sunset over spiny forest

The Bezà Mahafaly Reserve is managed by Madagascar National Parks in partnership with the Commune of Ankazombalala and the Forestry Department of the School of Agronomy (ESSA-Forêts), University of Antananarivo.  Bezà Mahafaly is supported by the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation (USA) through the Tany Meva Foundation.

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