A study on AZE effectiveness over the past 13 years examines the changing status of AZE sites and species since AZE’s founding in 2005.

Key findings include that 360 species were removed from the AZE list between 2005 and 2018, and that 68%  of the original 2005 AZE sites are now fully or partially covered by protected areas, an increase of almost 20%.

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Fighting for the last Eden: saving Madagascar’s unique species

It’s nearing midnight, when our guide, Andry, darts into the undergrowth. In the velvet dark of the forest, lit only by the sharp stabs of our torches and the gentle glow of the waning moon filtering through the canopy, it’s hard to see what the excitement is all about until he crouches down, pointing. “Chameleon,” Read more

New research station at Madagascar AZE site

Geographical isolation and rugged terrain have given rise to astounding wildlife within Madagascar’s Tsitongambarika Forest, but have also made it difficult to reach and protect – until recently. Introducing Ampasy Research Station: a hub for community support and enabling forest conservation from the inside out. This article on the AZE site Tsitongambarika forest in Madagascar Read more

Conservation and green livelihoods in the Democratic Republic of Congo

AZE partner BioConserve was created to bring together conservation minds from various social sectors to develop strategies for sustainable ecosystem services in the eastern Congo, particularly in the AZE site Kahuzi-Biega National Park and the surrounding landscape. In this region, extensive deforestation and forest degradation have caused an overwhelming havoc on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Read more