In a blog for International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Blue Ventures’ Regional Manager for southwest Madagascar, Gilde Tahindraza describes the journey of the Velondriake locally managed marine area (LMMA), the first of its kind in Madagascar. In 2006, coastal communities in this region created the LMMA with support from Blue Ventures, to rebuild their fisheries and protect tropical coastlines.
Since then, communities across Madagascar have used customary laws, known as dina, to establish more than 200 LMMAs to preserve and protect small-scale fisheries and the marine environments that they depend on.
Read the full blog Velondriake, Madagascar’s first LMMA: testing and scaling community models
Learn about how communities in the Velondriake LMMA are combining science and traditional knowledge to develop their fisheries management models