Julie Razafimanahaka - Madagascar | Winner of Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa 2021

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Julie Razafimanahaka

Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa Winner 2021

Julie oversees the organisation’s mission to prevent the extinction of Madagascar’s endemic species. During Julie’s sixteen years in the field she has achieved a huge amount, becoming a true conservation leader. Julie’s leadership has enabled MV to establish four significant protected areas in the Ambatondrazaka district, eastern Madagascar, where colonies of the flying fox roost. Without Julie’s work, much less of the Mangabe rainforest would still be standing today.


Read more of Julie’s story.

Leading an NGO as a young Malagasy woman was a difficult change for many people. But with any change comes the opportunity to make people realise that anything is possible.

Image Credit: © DDC Madagascar

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