Blue carbon research is Lalao's passion. She has been involved in mangrove field research for 5 years within Blue Ventures. She has undertaken a number of large scale mangrove assessments in the southwest and the northwest of Madagascar, assessing the biomass and carbon stock of mangrove stands, the status of environmental and human impacts and the future threats.
More than just working on science of carbon stock measurements, she is building on her three years of experience in Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) to help develop forest carbon project in Madagascar. Lalao is also involved in developing and researching simple but robust methods for measurement of mangrove ecosystem services.
Lalao is currently the East African Forum for Payment for Ecosystem Service (EAFPES) representative in Madagascar.
Lalao has marine science background and has attended the training course on Management of Mangroves using Payments of Ecosystem Services in Gazi Bay, Mombasa-Kenya, organised jointly by Earthwatch Research Institute and Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI).
- Read the IUCN's profile article about Lalao titled 'Winning Hearts and Minds', by clicking here
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