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CONSERVATION OF Paratilapia Polleni or MARAKELY Paratilapia Polleni or MARAKELY by RAJAONARIVAHOAKA Dina Malalaniaina Fabrice VONDRONA AVOTRA ASSOCIATION.

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1 CONSERVATION OF Paratilapia Polleni or MARAKELY Paratilapia Polleni or MARAKELY by RAJAONARIVAHOAKA Dina Malalaniaina Fabrice VONDRONA AVOTRA ASSOCIATION

2 Location of Madagascar

3 Madagascar Population: 18,040,341 Land Area: 581,540 sq km The country has very high level of species endemism

4 Threats facing Paratilapia polleni Over-exploitation Lack of knowledge by the locals about the conservation status of the species Adverse climatic conditions- Dry-season affects the breeding activity Predator- Channa maculata (Blotched snakehead)

5 Problem statement Paratilapia polleni species is endemic to Madagascar and it is Globally Threatened VONDRONA AVOTRA ASSOCIATION was formed to help conserve and protect it.

6 Map of Project Area Paratilapia polleni, a Madagascar cichlid Project Area: Andrahanjo village in the 1st region of Antsiranana, northern part of Madagascar.

7 Actions to conserve P.polleni in Madagascar Contacted the Ministry of the Aquacultures about this threatened fish species Request accepted & technical assistance from Aquaculture Department was provided. Meeting with the local communities to address the conservation issue. As a result: – –9 families volunteered to do fish breeding

8 Solutions Tree planting to reduce soil erosion and siltation and increase water flow Tree planting to reduce soil erosion and siltation and increase water flow Increase the number of the fish ponds for conservation Increase the number of the fish ponds for conservation Introduction of modern breeding techniques Introduction of modern breeding techniques Increase conservation awareness amongst villages of Andrahanjo especially conservation of Paratilapia polleni Increase conservation awareness amongst villages of Andrahanjo especially conservation of Paratilapia polleni

9 Way forward Use GIS in planning and awareness raisingwithin the Andrahanjo areas Use GIS in planning and awareness raisingwithin the Andrahanjo areas Extend our conservation work into other villages and towns Extend our conservation work into other villages and towns Increase awareness programs within the village Increase awareness programs within the village Conserve and increase the population of this fish species to other areas of Madagascar Conserve and increase the population of this fish species to other areas of Madagascar

10 Acknowledgement SCGIS and ESRI for the opportunity SCGIS and ESRI for the opportunity SCGIS Madagascar SCGIS Madagascar Ministry of Aquaculture-Madagascar Ministry of Aquaculture-Madagascar Everyone who helped me with my presentation Everyone who helped me with my presentation All of you for your attendance All of you for your attendance


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