Conservation in developing countriesA Nosy Hara National Marine Park Case Study
Socioeconomic conditions and co-management structures that affect conservation sustainability in NosyHara National Marine Park University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Supervised by:
Dr. Sarah Meltzoff, Dr. Kenny Broad and Dr. Thomas Steinfatt
. Number of pages in text: 105This report is the result of an internship conducted with the Madagascar branch of Community
Centered Conservation (C3) in Nosy Hara National Marine Park. Madagascar’s Nosy Hara National
Marine Park is at a critical conservation crossroads. Stakeholder groups agree on basic conservation premises but disagree on management vehicles and methods. Nosy Hara villagers are becomingincreasingly disillusioned with Madagascar National Park management. Residents of the area currentlycomply with regulations but there is an absence of village participation [and opportunity for participation]in other areas of governance. Villagers feel management has failed to keep promises and does not benefitthem. This study investigates socioeconomic conditions, user group interactions, and formal and informalinstitutions within NHNMP. Results enable exploration of current relationships between park management, park stakeholders and resources in order to help C3 identify sustainable co-management potentials.