The Rabondro Reserve is a 3000 hectare natural park containing a wide variety of endemic flora and fauna.
Rabondro is separated by a highway to the south, and surrounded by several communities and rice plantations to the west, north and east.
Furthermore, it is isolated from two much larger parks: the 240,000 hectare Masoala National Park to the east, and the 385,000 hectare Makira Natural Park to the north-west.
Reducing forest fragmentation, thereby increasing the size of protected regions, ensures a long-term sustainable ecosystem.
"Lemurs that have a mixed diet obtainable from a larger roaming range [...]
are key seed dispersers [...] crucial for the regeneration of native plants."
- American Journal of Primatology
Reforestation alone saves trees, not animals.
"... forest management projects are not enough to ensure the survival
of the fauna population. ... NGOs [should] take action to include expansion of protected
habitats to increase population connectivity (reforestation)"
- Biological Conservation
The Fandroakando NGO is committed to finding ways to connect the Rabondro Reserve with larger tracts of land, creating a larger roaming area for wildlife.