“Kintana” the Critically Endangered Radiated Tortoise is back! Take a walk with her in the spiny desert forest while she tells you a little bit more about herself.
On July 3rd 2015, Radiated Tortoises were poached from their natural habitat in Lavavolo. A large group of the community and the Gendarme (Malagasy Police) chased after them. With the help of the Malagasy National Parks (MNP) and the MBP, six people were caught by the Gendarme. About 86 tortoises were seized, a few died and about 80 were released at Itampolo. Another 832 small tortoises were seized July 6th near Lavavolo. Three people … Read More
MBP truly is an organization of partnerships… In the Malagasy capital of Antananarivo December 11-12, 2010, MBP, Conservation Fusion and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) participated in a unique educational event focused on the critically endangered radiated tortoise. Together with Conservation International, this partnership shared a booth at the event to raise awareness of their work in the region by using soccer – a very popular sport in Madagascar. Herilala Randriamahazo, TSA’s Malagasy Tortoise Conservation … Read More