We recognize that conservation must be based on science. Knowledge of systematics and taxonomy are essential in order to know which and how many species we are to conserve. Ecological studies will elucidate the patterns and processes between and among these species. The species’ ecology is intricately linked with their biology and behavior. Yet, still very little is known about the unique biodiversity found here in Andasibe.
In that perspective, we encourage scientists of all fields to contribute to our knowledge of Analamazaotra Forest Station and Torotorofotsy in order to enable us to make informed management decisions for these protected areas.
When working in Analamazaotra Forest Station or Torotorofotsy, scientists collaborating with us have the advantage to do their research without administrative constraints. However, researchers must form an agreement between their institution and the Malagasy government in order to work in Madagascar. Research permits are mandatory and should be secured before arrival to Andasibe. The Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE) can help facilitate this.
A Mitsinjo guide is required while working in either Analamazaotra Forest Station or the Torotorofotsy Ramsite Site. We can provide local logistical support such as transportation and communication/language assistance while you are here as well. A 7,000 Ar/day/person fee is charged while working our protected areas.
We ask that researchers please provide Mitsinjo with a copy of their permit and a brief summary of their aims and objectives before arrival, if possible. We appreciate being sent published results from studies conducted in Andasibe as well.