Anjanjavy: An exceptional wealth to preserve

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An unique ecosystem to preserve :

Nestled on Madagascar’s northwest coast, Anjanjavy is a true natural wonder, a natural Eden to be protected. Classified by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) as a global conservation priority, this corner of paradise is home to a remarkable species community, with rare and endemic species found nowhere else. The 1030-hectare private reserve, established in 2013, and the 9773-hectare protected area, created in 2018, protect over 1800 species of exotic and harmless flora and fauna in special ecosystems. Notable initiatives include sea turtle reproduction monitoring and a 168-hectare marine reserve. As naturalists and connaisseurs know, few places in the world offer such authentic, intimate, and safe contact with nature as Anjanjavy.

In collaboration with the Duke Lemur Center since 2023, a research station has been set up to study the hibernation of dwarf fat-tailed lemurs and to implement ecological monitoring of Coquerel’s sifaka and the fosa. Future conservation projects will also involve critically endangered species such as whale sharks, ploughshare tortoises, and crocodiles.

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Conservation challenges facing the reserve :

Like all reserves in Madagascar, despite its beauty and biological richness, the Anjanjavy reserve is not immune to ecological challenges. Conservation efforts are crucial to protect this environment and to encourage the community to value its surroundings more highly.

Since its creation, Anjanjavy le Lodge has been involved in various development and environmental projects, such as school construction, medical support for local villagers, a tree-planting program, the fight against deforestation, partial coverage of teachers’ salaries, and the supply of seafood and vegetables to villagers. Additionally, 80% of the staff come from the surrounding villages, promoting green and circular economic development.

Species reintroduction is also a priority. The Aldabra giant tortoise reintroduction project began in 2018, with currently 12 adults and 105 juveniles, marking the first reproduction of giant tortoises in Madagascar in 500 years. Two female aye-ayes were reintroduced to the Anjanjavy forest in 2019, with a new permit to reintroduce a further four individuals in 2023. Moreover, a breeding center for angonoka tortoises, one of the rarest turtle species in the world, was established in 2023.

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Invitation to discover and protect Anjanjavy :

Anjanjavy is not only a treasure to be preserved, but also a destination to be discovered, a highlight that complements Andasibe National Park. Visitors can explore its breathtaking landscapes, participate in ecotourism excursions, and immerse themselves in the local culture. By visiting Anjanjavy, you are directly contributing to its preservation. Your presence helps support conservation efforts and promote responsible tourism. Come and discover the magic of Anjanjavy and become an ambassador for this exceptional wealth.

Plan your visit to Anjanjavy and get involved in preserving this natural jewel. Every gesture counts in protecting Madagascar’s biodiversity.

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Pic By : Anjajavy Le Lodge/ Eco Luxury Lodge

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