Madagascar

Project highlights

Project active for over 16 years

220 million trees planted to date

1.4 million mangroves planted each month

2 national parks preserved

Our project funds the reforestation of a region where 90% of the native forests have been destroyed

Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world. Woodlands are being destroyed by large-scale deforestation in an effort to create additional agricultural land, and by the effects of climate change. The mountainous forests in the Northwest are tremendously valuable for biodiversity conservation and carbon storage.

Our project supports the reforestation of this region, which includes two national parks, restoring natural habitats and ecosystems. This project also provides employment for hundreds of local villagers at fair wages to plant trees and mangroves.

When it comes to carbon storage, mangroves are extremely efficient, sequestering two to four times more carbon than a rainforest. They also play a vital role in protecting coastal ecosystems from flooding and erosion from storms.

What we love about this project

We are protecting one of the most unique ecosystems, featuring 75% of plant and animal species that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet

A gem to be protected

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa. The island features a wide range of unique scenery, from volcanic mountain ranges, tropical rain forest, to over 3000 miles of coastline with extensive mangrove swamps and coral reefs. Its isolated location has allowed native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Many of the 250,000 species cannot be found anywhere else on Earth, including 70 species of lemurs and 50 species of chameleons.

Madagascar’s flora and fauna are so unique that the island is sometimes referred to as the Eighth Continent

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