REFORESTATION IN MADAGASCAR
This project will reforest land cleared of trees over 100 years ago, with the 63 species grown in a nursery managed by the Association Mitsinjo. The area will have to be brushed, planted, and then managed to ensure the trees do not die.
The Association Mitsinjo is a community-run conservation organization founded by a group of villagers in the village of Andasibe in 1999. The village is in one of the most biodiverse regions of Madagascar. About 3000 people live in the area. We plan to integrate biodiversity conservation with rural development.
Reforestation efforts are designed to provide habitat for the species in the area including insects, amphibians, reptiles, lemurs, and tenrecs; many of which are endangered. This project will help the local people develop their tree nursery and planting businesses. Additionally it will provide increased eco-tourism opportunities for guided tours.
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