Harifetra Andrianandrianina Laza (2022)
Alumni Diploma Students
I obtained my DEA Degree (Masters) from the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar studying the Incubation behavior of three species of shore birds in the South of Madagascar. Since then, I have been working as a research assistant in different conservation and research projects around Madagascar. I have visited different ecosystems in Madagascar from the Spiny forests, dry deciduous forests and rain forest working on a various range of projects such as community outreach, forest management, ethnobotany, ecotourism, lemur, and bird research.
The frequent trips across ecosystems and cultures of Madagascar allows me to see the richness of our biodiversity and understand the complexity of the conservation work in a developing country.
From 2018, I joined the Centre Valbio, an International Research Centre for Conservation and Valorization of Biodiversity, that operates in the rain forest of Ranomafana National Park. We are conducting various research and conservation projects to conserve our precious World Heritage Site (UNESCO 2007) at the same time as supporting the local communities in their incoming activities.