Madagascar is the 4th largest island on the planet, a place 22 million people call home, and a biodiversity hotspot. 90% of animal and plant life are unique to Madagascar with over 200,000 unique species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world.
But In the last 50 years, more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and taking away the ability to farm and live on the land. Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea.
We are passionate about our work in Madagascar. Our approach to reforestation is employing local villagers to plant trees, to rebuilding forests, to lift people out of poverty and restore that which was almost lost.
Reforestation provides habitat for endangered species, absorbs carbon, halts erosion and flooding and brings back healthy farming and fisheries.