Within Anja Natural Reserve reforestation and preservation interventions have been carried out over an area of 100,000 square metres, and 268,600 kg of CO2 emissions have been offset.
Anja forest was declared a protected reserve in 1999, given its high concentration of biodiversity. The Reserve extends over 30 hectares.
The government of Madagascar has for years been involved in efforts to expand the protected area, in order to incentivise sustainable tourism, thus offering a model of best practice in the virtuous management of natural resources in order to positively affect communities and territories.
Local communities have been directly involved and trained in order to contribute to the Reserve's management and carry out administrative tasks as guides and guards. Moreover, social projects are being carried out, such as the construction and maintenance of a primary school and a headquarters for volunteers, environmental restoration of some areas, construction of nurseries, health education courses and purchase of disease prevention equipment (e.g. mosquito nets to prevent malaria).
The project also includes the creation and safeguarding of a forested area 10 hectares large, carried out in collaboration with the Eco Volunteer Guards and local associations.
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