Access to P4ges WP6 study sites

All of the WP6 in-depth sites are purposively selected based on a set of criteria, such as their distance from the protected areas (new and existing), deforestation history and history of intervention in the form of conservation and development projects. What this has meant is that most of our sites, in fact all of our sites to some degree, are very difficult to access – primarily because there are no motor-able roads to these sites. Of course not all sites are equally inaccessible – some are a bit more so than others. If I have to rank them in terms of their inaccessibility, then strangely one of the hardest site to work – Ampahitra – ranks as relatively easy-to-access site. We could travel by vehicle to the centre of the fokontany, and tracks leading to the villages were also relatively good.
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The most difficult sites in terms of access would certainly be Sahavazina fokontany (Antenina commune) and Amporoforo commune – both in the north-east of CAZ (see map above). On this blog entry, I present a photo story of our recent trip to Sahavazina fokontany.

Social scientist with interests in environmental and natural resources research and advocacy.

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