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Bizarre-nosed Chameleon (Calumma hafahafa)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 152511325

First Conservation Outreach of one of three Critically Endangered chameleon on Earth: the Bizarre-nosed Chameleon (Calumma hafahafa) from Madagascar

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511325) - Bizarre-nosed Chameleon  - Awarded $9,000 on November 15, 2015


  • Mission of the organization


Through its non-governmental organization registered in the United States since 1971, The Peregrine Fund works for the conservation of birds of prey in the world. Occupying the place of the predator at the top of the food chain, raptors are considered among the key elements in maintaining ecosystem balance. For Madagascar: Promotion of conservation action and research on certain bird species, especially birds of prey. For Bemanevika, a biodiversity conservation to preserve the local fauna and flora endemic species through the establishment of a protected area is the mission of the organization.


  • Objectives of the organization


Major goals are help prevent the extinction of endangered birds of prey, help conserve major habitat types that support endemic raptors and help develop local capacity for conservation through student and staff education and training.


  • Date it was established


The implementation of The Peregrine Fund in Madagascar has dated since 1991.


  • Geographical area of the project


Geographical area of the regional project is Madagascar set in the West Indian Ocean with four covered area as Masoala Peninsula located in the east coast, Bemanevika, Mandrozo and Tsimembo-Manambolomaty new protected areas located respectively in the northeastern and both in the western of the island.


  • Habitats covered and target species


Habitats covered by the organization are forest ecosystem, wetland such as lakeside and swampy ecosystem, and Savannah. The project primary target species are raptors and flagship species for new protected areas such as Aythya innotata (Bird), Circus macrosceles (Bird), Calumma hafahafa (Reptile) and Scaphiophryne boribory (Amphibian) for Bemanevika; Erymnochelys madagascariensis (Reptile), Haliaeetus vociferoides (Bird), Amaurornis olivieri (Bird), Anas bernieri (Bird), Ardea humbloti (Bird) and Waterbirds for Mandrozo and Tsimembo NPA. Those information are collected from The Peregrine Fund internal reports.

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