The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands hotspot

Authors: Máiz-Tomé, Laura, Sayer, C., Darwall, W.R.T.,

The inland waters of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands hotspot support a high diversity of aquatic species with high levels of endemism. The information presented in this report will help support implementation of multilateral Environmental Agreements in Madagascar, such as the Ramsar Convention and the Convention on Biological Diversity, guiding conservation planning and priority setting at national level. In addition, this new information will help efforts to achieve targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).