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Madagascar: A safeguarding plan to protect the frogs from Madagascar unveiled in 2015




The plan called A Conservation Strategy for the Amphibians of Madagascar 2 (ACSAM2) will be unveiled in 2015. Its preparation was discussed at an international conference which took place from 18 to 22 November in Ranomafana Ifanadiana in the South east of Madagascar, where were present sixty Malagasy and international experts.

The biologists have recorded in Madagascar more than 500 species of amphibians, nearly 99.8% are endemic. Seventeen species of frogs living in Madagascar and were listed on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and are threatened with extinction.
 
"The implementation of the ACSAM1 since 2008 has shown promising results, such as the creation of captive breeding centers, whose mastery is quite extensive. But some of the objectives have not been achieved," said Falitiana Rabemananjara, secretary of the research group specialising in amphibians of Madagascar.
 
According to the latter the destruction of ecosystems over 2009-2014 period has increased and now threatens dangerously political amphibian conservation in Madagascar.
 
"The conservation of amphibians in Madagascar is facing countless challenges. It requires the full cooperation between the government and local and international organisations. This meeting is a crucial step for the consolidation of collaborations to meet challenges together" also said from his side Jeff Dawson who works in the nature protection association Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.



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