Reforesting Madagascar’s Mangroves
Madagascar is located just off the east coast of southern Africa and is the fourth largest island on the planet. A place where 22 million people call home. It’s a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world.
Devastatingly over the last 50 years 90% of Madagascar’s original forests has been deforested, displacing entire animal species, and taking away the Malagasy’s ability to farm and live on the land. Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea.
Your funding will enable the non-profit Eden Reforestation Project to continue its reforesting of Madagascar. The project will involve the restoring of ecologically devastated mangrove estuaries in the northwest of the country. Mangrove forests are essential ecosystems whose dense roots serve as an anchor for the soil and coastline, preventing erosion and creating a barrier between harsh ocean systems and land.
Eden partners include two national park systems, which aim to reforest and revive natural habitat for endangered and endemic animal species.
Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden) reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local people to plant millions of trees every year. Eden have made a significant impact to date with responsible reforestation, having planted 283 million trees across 8 countries and created 5.8 million workdays for local communities.
Our reforesting project in Madagascar is run by Eden Reforestation Projects (‘Eden’) – a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide fair-wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration.
Photo credit: Eden Reforestation Projects