TSA Madagascar

TSA Madagascar

Project Animal(s) : Turtles
Project Category : Reptiles
Project Region : Africa
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : https://turtlesurvival.org/copy/projects/madagascar/
Project is timebound? : No

Focal Species:

Radiated Tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) – Critically Endangered

Ploughshare Tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) – Critically Endangered

Common Spider Tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides) – Critically Endangered

Northern Spider Tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides brygooi) – Critically Endangered

Southern Spider Tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides oblonga) – Critically Endangered

Madagascan Hinge-back Tortoise (Kinixys zombensis domerguei) – Vulnerable

Chelonian Threats:

Poaching, deforestation, livestock and agriculture


Triage and long-term confiscation care, build, manage, and maintain assurance colonies, Confiscation to Reintroduction Strategy, community education, law-enforcement

TSA Programs and Facilities:

Ampanihy Tortoise Center – (Atsimo-Andrefana Region)

Antananarivo – (Headquarters and Triage Center)

Betioky Tortoise Center – (Atsimo-Andrefana Region)

Lavavolo Tortoise Center – (Atsimo-Andrefana Region)

Tortoise Conservation Center – (Androy Region)

Regional Partners:

Directeur Regional de l’Environment, de ‘Ecologie et des Forets (DREEF), Durrell Wildlife Conservation TrustSOPTOM-CRCC, U.S. Embassy, Wildlife Conservation SocietyWWF-MadagascarDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Ecologie et des Forêts (MEEF)

Project Agency : Turtle Survival Alliance

Project Agency Contact : https://turtlesurvival.org/