Author Archives: Isabella Fiorentino

Tree plantation at Bejio village

Firewood supply is one of major challenges for sustainability of earth salt production at Bezà Mahafaly. For their future needs, the association of salt producers manages a community tree farming plot at Bejio village. On January 23rd, the association members … Continue reading

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Security Dina (Dina be) restores calm

In June 2014, four Communes around the Bezà Mahafaly Special Reserve established a community-based security team (Dina be) to improve security in the region, where cattle rustlers and bandits had been increasingly active.  The Dina be was modeled on the … Continue reading

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Canandaigua Workshop, NY – June 27-30, 2012

The Canandaigua Workshop was attended by Malagasy and US researchers with long-standing research interests in the sifaka population at Bezà Mahafaly.  Participants agreed to a system for making available information gathered up to now, updated one another on current projects, … Continue reading

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