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Protected area of Masoala
Antananarivo – on July 5th, 2021. The FAPBM has signed a financing agreement in favour of Madagascar National Parks (MNP) for an amount of MGA 2,714,238,754. With its annual budget reduced by 35% due to the tourism paralysis, MNP faces a significant funding gap that threatens the conservation of Madagascar's natural heritage.
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Antananarivo, June, 16th, 2021 - On June, 4th, 2021, FAPBM warmly welcomes a new Executive Board and two new members inside its Board of Trustees1. The newly elected members of the Executive Board are:

Ny Anitry Ny Aina (Nanie) RATSIFANDRIHAMANANA, as President of the Board
Ratafika DIMBINDRAIBE, as Vice-President of the Board
Fredy RAJAONERA ANDRIAMBELO, as Treasurer.
The incoming members of the Board of Trustees, co-opted for a renewable 4-year term, are: 
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The Foundation for Biodiversity and Protected Areas of Madagascar (FAPBM) is committing to a grant of USD 2,735,722 for the Madagascar Protected Areas System (MPAS) for 2021. This grant will be used to: 
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Conservation International, as a Global Environment Facility Partner Agency, signed a Financing Agreement for an endowment fund of USD 4.5 million in favour of the capital of the FAPBM. The annual revenues from this capital will provide sustainable financing to 5 protected areas in the Boeny region.
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The FAPBM has granted a Special Intervention Fund to the Nosivolo protected area to restore order to the management of this site through the operationalisation of a mixed control brigade and the revitalisation and securing of the Village Conservation Associations. This protected area, managed by the Cercle d'Etude Multidisciplinaire sur l'Environnement et la Santé (CEMES) is a victim of gold panning and illegal fishing which threaten its core area. Those in charge on the spot are also the target of various threats. 
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The FAPBM manages the Qit Minerals Madagascar biodiversity offset fund. This fund is intended for the conservation of New Protected Area of Agnalazaha  (NPA) managed by the Missouri Botanical Gardens. This NPA covers 2,747 hectares at an altitude of less than 50 meters in the rural commune of Mahabo-Mananivo, 55 km from Farafangana.

The compensation funds aim at measurable results in terms of nature conservation as a result of actions to offset the residual negative impacts of development projects after appropriate avoidance and mitigation measures have been taken. 
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The Foundation is delighted to welcome its new Executive Director in the person of Mr. Alain Liva RAHARIJAONA. With a meaningful experience in both the private and public sectors, he has chosen to put his skills at the service of the sustainability of the financing of protected areas and biodiversity in Madagascar.


With an economic background, he worked for 12 years as Economic Counsellor at the Embassy of Madagascar in Brussels before joining the FAPBM.
 
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On 13 December 2019, the signature ceremony for the 2020 financing agreements between the FAPBM and 11 protected area managers (
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In 2005, the meeting of contributors to the capital of the FAPBM was held for the first time. The three entities under whose impetus the FAPBM was founded were the first to participate: WWF, Conservation International and the Malagasy government. 

In 2019, this annual meeting was held in Isalo under the direction of Mrs Sahondra RAJOELINA, President of the Board of Trustees,  with the participation of the whole board of trustees and the other contributors who joined the first three:
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The Board of Trustees of the FAPBM has had three new members since 21 May 2019: 
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