Madagascar

The newest EAGLE project (called ALARM) developed by Alliance Voahary Gasy (AVG) in Madagascar was launched in August 2016 and succeeded to carry on the first arrest operation - 5 traffickers with 199 radiated tortoises arrested in September 2016.

AVG is a coalition of Environmental Malagasy organizations created to promote good governance of environment and natural resources in Madagascar. The AVG mission is to "Establish a strong, respected, listened and accountable Civil Society Organization that contributes to the Malagasy well-being from a good management of Natural Resources". It aims to fulfill its role within the three necessary components of society (state - private sector - civil society) to sustain Environmental Governance.


The AVG mission is based on two philosophy principles:

  • Appropriation of Interdependency between man and nature to the Malagasy people whose well-being dependent to natural resources preservation
  • Respect of Civil society values in harmony with Malagasy values


The AVG vision for the next five years is that: The main concerns on Natural Resources Governance are addressed appropriately by all stakeholders at diverse levels. AVG defined two objectives and various activities.

1. Strengthening CSO capacity building on natural resources governance, with these main activities:

  • Strengthening institutional and organizational capacity of Malagasy CSO
  • Initiation or strengthening of CSO networks on natural resources governance
  • Management of Knowledge and communication (Data sharing, information management, education, communication, etc.)

2. Addressing natural resources governance with these main activities:

  • Addressing the main concerns on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (Fires, Reforestation maintenance, social and environmental consideration of extractive industries, illegal logging, etc… ); identification, sharing and scaling-up solutions
  • Enforcement of Frameworks, tools and instruments related to Natural Resources Governance (VOI, protected areas, CBNRM etc.)
  • Improvement and availability of Means and Resources to apply better natural resources governance (Sustainable financing, fair economic sharing, etc…)
  • Environmental justice


The newest EAGLE project (called ALARM) developed by Alliance Voahary Gasy (AVG) in Madagascar was launched in August 2016 and succeeded to carry on the first arrest operation - 5 traffickers with 199 radiated tortoises arrested in September 2016.