Category Mapping

Three steps to success in Satellite Image Classification, Method of Project Manondroala Humid forest mapping

The training was a veritable success! About forty participants from various governmental and non-governmental organizations attended with enthusiasm the workshop on sharing the Manondroala method of humid forest mapping – organized by the Finnish Association for nature Conservation – at the Institute & Observatory of Geophysics Antananarivo (IOGA) University of Antananarivo, Madagascar- last February 04th, 2016. It is rare that […]

Creating a forest map is not a walk in the park

It is a long and hard hike in the rainforest, full of bamboo thickets, slippery slopes and paths that are difficult to find. But finding the right path is eventually really rewarding, especially if the outcome proves itself useful for a wide range of conservation actors. After three years of field work in some of […]

Documentary film opens up a window to Madagascar

A short documentary (a bit below 20 minutes) presenting the project is finally published! The film Coordinates of Deforestation explores the restoration and mapping work of Association Mitsinjo while presenting the amazing wildlife of Madagascar. The film was shot almost entirely in and around Andasibe area. The whole project crew would like to thank firstly […]

Recycling at its best!

Manondroala mapping project makes great progress with small resources. This spring’s donated equipment found their new homes in mapping teams. Finnish Association for Nature Conservation collected several equipment from private donators for Manondroala’s forest conservation project in Madagascar. Especially digital cameras, backpacks, tents and other trekking equipment were needed to be brought to the teams […]

Introducing students to forest mapping

The annual field course on tropical ecology by the University of Helsinki, named RESPECT, was again organized a few weeks ago in Centre ValBio research station (CVB) in Ranomafana, some ten hour drive South-East from the capital Antananarivo. A total of 12 Finnish and Malagasy biology students carried out three-week long studies on dung beetles, […]