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This presentation was presented at the  Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2011 (ESTC 2011) , held in Hilton He...
Case study  :  SAHA FOREST CAMP Protected Area of ANJOZOROBE ANGAVO <ul><li>Establishing a fair and innovative financial m...
Created in 1997, FANAMBY is a Malagasy association involved in innovative approach in conservation. Supported by a young, ...
 
 
The Protected Area <ul><li>FANAMBY is managing the protected area of Anjozorobe Angavo : </li></ul><ul><li>-hotspot in ter...
 
 
Challenges <ul><li>The challenge is to associate biodiversity conservation to poverty alleviation within the Protected are...
Saha Forest Camp With its beautiful landscape and its important biodiversity, Anjozorobe becomes a full fledged tourist de...
 
Tourism:  Sustainable alternative Tourism has an important place in the economy of Madagascar. The primary forest, the end...
Management
 
Equitable Sharing, Direct Benefits <ul><li>A local association was created to manage the benefit from the project : the As...
Partnership with private sector <ul><li>In order to be competitive, the local communities is in partnership with private s...
Issues <ul><li>The introduction to tourism and the implementation of the camp have met few issues: </li></ul><ul><li>The n...
Economic success <ul><li>Despite these challenges, Saha Forest Camp is an innovative alternative that met many successes: ...
Social and Environmental success <ul><li>With the improved standard of living: </li></ul><ul><li>Women in the communities ...
Saha Forest Camp : a model <ul><li>Saha Forest Camp, with its success in economic, social and environmental alternatives, ...
 
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ESTC 2011 Presentation by Serge Rajaobelina, FANAMBY, Wildlife Conservation and Community Ecotourism

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Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) (http://www.ecotourismconference.org/) presentation by Serge Rajaobelina, Founder, FANAMBY - "Finding an Equilibrium Between Humans, Their Needs and the Environment" - presented in September 2011. Organized by The International Ecotourism Society (http://www.ecotourism.org), the ESTC is a unique annual conference providing practical solutions to advance sustainability goals for the tourism industry.

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  1. 1. This presentation was presented at the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2011 (ESTC 2011) , held in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, from September 19 th -21 st . Organized by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the ESTC is a unique annual conference providing practical solutions to advance sustainability goals for the tourism industry. Learn more about the ESTC: http://www.ecotourismconference.org ESTC on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ESTC_Tourism ESTC on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ESTC.Tourism The International Ecotourism Society | web www.ecotourism.org email info@ecotourism.org | tel +1 202 506 5033
  2. 2. Case study : SAHA FOREST CAMP Protected Area of ANJOZOROBE ANGAVO <ul><li>Establishing a fair and innovative financial mechanism based on partnership between Tour operators and Local communities managing the protected area   </li></ul>ESTC, 20th september 2011, Hilton Head Island, SC Speaker : Serge RAJAOBELINA
  3. 3. Created in 1997, FANAMBY is a Malagasy association involved in innovative approach in conservation. Supported by a young, dynamic and multidisciplinary team, the natural parks are identified as a platform for sustainable development. The approach is articulated around sharing and exchanging, with respect to local communities and the development of their own and unique wealth.
  4. 6. The Protected Area <ul><li>FANAMBY is managing the protected area of Anjozorobe Angavo : </li></ul><ul><li>-hotspot in term of Biodiversity: 28 600 of forest, 9 lemurs species, 74 birds species, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>-14 rural municipalities ( 30 000 inhabitants of which 48,9 % of women) involved in the biodiversity management of Anjozorobe forest </li></ul><ul><li>Important reliability to natural resources, especially for fuel wood and slash and burn </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of legislative texts and laws in term of territory management and inequality in the income sharing </li></ul>
  5. 9. Challenges <ul><li>The challenge is to associate biodiversity conservation to poverty alleviation within the Protected area of Anjozorobe Angavo. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness within the community regarding the importance of biodiversity and the primary forest of Anjozorobe. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid restriction on natural resources use. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote women within the socio-economic sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a participatory management that involve the communities. </li></ul><ul><li>And enable the communities to benefits from local tourism. </li></ul>
  6. 10. Saha Forest Camp With its beautiful landscape and its important biodiversity, Anjozorobe becomes a full fledged tourist destination. The Ecolodge creation enables local communities to better promote their region. SAHA FOREST CAMP has 10 tented lodges, and a restaurant in the balcony with a capacity of 40 people 9 circuits around the hotel to discover the primary forest home to many endemic species. The communities were involved in the project from the inception.
  7. 12. Tourism: Sustainable alternative Tourism has an important place in the economy of Madagascar. The primary forest, the endemic fauna and flora, the authentic villages made Tourism the most logical development tool for this site. This sustainable alternative will lower natural resources overexploitation. The management system directly involves local communities which makes them the first beneficiaries of the incomes generated by tourism. Part of the generated revenues from tourism are use to fund conservation.
  8. 13. Management
  9. 15. Equitable Sharing, Direct Benefits <ul><li>A local association was created to manage the benefit from the project : the Association of Antsahabe Miray (AMI). </li></ul><ul><li>AMI gathers 900 villagers of which 53% are women </li></ul><ul><li>AMI owns Saha Forest Camp and benefits from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10% of the annual turnover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6% of the annual RBE that will be used for a common fund and individual credits for rural community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>90% of the employees in the Ecolodge are from the AMI, with 90% of women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The salary scale is 10 % above the minimum wage in the country, and 10% above the wage applied by the Fédération of Hôteliers in Madagascar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-65 % of the products used in the restaurant are from local agriculture </li></ul></ul>
  10. 16. Partnership with private sector <ul><li>In order to be competitive, the local communities is in partnership with private sector since the beginning of the project. </li></ul><ul><li>KuDeTa, manage 2 hotel-restaurant, provided: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>support in the implementation of the camp and the application of international standard: architecture, materials, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>continuous training in term of hotel business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandated manager of the camp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>result based on the annual sales </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oceane Aventures, a well known tour operator in Madagascar , helps in </li></ul><ul><li>promoting the camp, creation of the products and within the PA; training of the local guides </li></ul>
  11. 17. Issues <ul><li>The introduction to tourism and the implementation of the camp have met few issues: </li></ul><ul><li>The need to train rural population with a low level of education in term of tourism </li></ul><ul><li>The social change in the introduction of women as equal to men in term of work. They now contribute to the income of their households. </li></ul><ul><li>The young generation lack interest on the project </li></ul><ul><li>The ownership of the camp by the Association AMI. </li></ul><ul><li>Language limit since the majority of the tourists were french or english speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Raising awareness in the need of reducing pressure on natural resources </li></ul>
  12. 18. Economic success <ul><li>Despite these challenges, Saha Forest Camp is an innovative alternative that met many successes: </li></ul><ul><li>22 permanent employes; </li></ul><ul><li>604 visitors in 2008 ; 3400 visitors in 2009-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of 35% on the rural income of the households involved directly or indirectly in tourism within </li></ul><ul><li>25% of the members of AMI involved in vegetables gardening for 2 ecolodges </li></ul><ul><li>Lower rate of immigration of the young population toward the capital </li></ul>
  13. 19. Social and Environmental success <ul><li>With the improved standard of living: </li></ul><ul><li>Women in the communities have an important place within society; </li></ul><ul><li>Rural communities depend less on natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>The population of Indri, endangered and threatened of extinction, increased from 2 to 4 groups in 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>With the funds reversed to the Association AMI: </li></ul><ul><li>The roof of the public school was repaired and a new class room was constructed </li></ul><ul><li>A guarantee fund is implemented and help local villagers to start their own company </li></ul><ul><li>the 9km trail heading toward the camp is well maintained </li></ul>
  14. 20. Saha Forest Camp : a model <ul><li>Saha Forest Camp, with its success in economic, social and environmental alternatives, becomes a model for community based tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>This model is replicated in other protected areas managed by Fanamby. </li></ul><ul><li>« FRIENDLY CAMP », a concept and a label, is created to follow the same environmental, social and economical engagement toward local communities and biodiversity. </li></ul><ul><li>3 other camps are now involved in Friendly camp: </li></ul><ul><li>CAMP AMOUREUX in the Protected Area of Menabe Antimena (west) </li></ul><ul><li>CAMP TATTERSALLI in the Protected Area of Loky Manambato (North East) </li></ul><ul><li>BLACK LEMUR CAMP in the protected area of Andrafiamena Andavakoera (North) </li></ul>
  15. 22. Thank you
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