Baie de Baly
Tsingy de Namoroka
Cap Sainte Marie
Montagne et Forêt d’Ambre
Madagascar National Parks
Since 2008, the private sector can invest in the conservation of the environment thanks to the politics of setting in concession. The letter of Politics on the setting in concession has been signed by the Malagasy government in January 2008. This Letter defines the legal and technical setting of the setting in concession.
The setting in concession puts at the disposal of the operators deprived of the infrastructures of welcome and lands in the zones of services of the national parks. An opportunity for these investors to build the ecologies, to create places for tourist activities. The objective is to encourage the private and professional initiative in the promotion of a responsible ecotourism and quality that will be in term, a means to finance the conservation of our network of the protected areas.
Added to the funds generated by the returns of the DEAP and the interests of the Trust Fund, the economic repercussions of the setting in concession will constitute the essential of the financing of the national network of the protected areas.
The assignment of the markets is submitted to the procedures of call of offers and the exam of a committee composed of the representatives of the Ministry in charge of the environment, of the Economic development Board of Madagascar and the National office of the Tourism. The Madagascar National Park and the ministry in charge of the environment are signatory of the concession contract. The setting in concession is especially synonymous of creation of jobs for the riparian population of the protected area. It is then a lever of the ecotourism that will make of the national parks a pole of development. It is finally, for the private economic operators a real carrier of incomes.
Partnership for the project of the setting in concession.
This new shape of valorization of the protected areas will spread on several terrestrial and marine. The national park of Ankarafantsika is thus the first private concession of the network of the protected areas. This project has been achieved in partnership with the KfW. But the setting in concession will spread on several sites. Also, the national parks of amber Mountain, Ankarana, Sahamalaza Radama islands, Mananaras, Masoalas and Andasibe Mantadias have has been chosen in partnership with the IFC to act as pilot sites. A choice that the quality of their landscape and their biodiversity, the conditions of access, justifies the potential of an exclusive operation for the investor and the possibility to propose to the clientele a good ecotouristic package and seaside.
Concession for the development of ecolodges
To reach its conservation financing diversification and sustainability, Madagascar National Parks implements a concession program in few pilot Parks to develop eco-lodges that will optimize the sites and welcome more visitors in the Parks.
Here you will find the national parks in the list of the important sites of the project of the setting in concession.