Saving the world’s largest baobabs forest fromdisappearing in just 5 years
SAVE BAOBAB INITIATIVE
Most touristic region thanks magnificent biodiversity (baobabs, lemurs, …)
REGION CONTEXT40% of the forest already gone and the fire are increasing50 Ha of forest is burning every day
Without forest, region’s economy is destroyedNo more biodiversity means no tourism,
ECONOMICAL DISASTERno agriculture … just nothing …
Massive rural exodus of the 850 000 habitants of MenabeCities like Antsirabe and Antananarivo are facing chaos
7 out of 8 species of baobab among which 6 are endemicsOver 100 species of lemurs
TO RESTAUREThousands of medicinal plants with rare active ingredients, etc.
"SAVE BAOBABS" PROGRAMME
Our program is the fruit of several years of empirical research and field testing with local actors of various expertise (NGOs, National Park, Private Sector, Scientific Research, etc.).
Saving baobabs means saving its dry forest. Saving dry forest means working on
3 main actions:
To achieve our goal to save the world’s largest baobab forest, we need to sponsor 100.000 baobabs before the end of December 2020 and we need all the contributions we can get.
Madagasikara is a biodiversity hotspot critically endangered with 90% of its original forests lost making its forests the most threatened habitats in the world. Poverty, lack of education and job opportunities are the roots of this chaos, especially with the tropical dry forests.
Madagasikara is home to 7 out of the 8 species of baobabs in the world, among which 6 are endemics. As a natural World Heritage, the largest baobab forest in the world needs an emergency plan with practical actions to be saved.
The baobab is the emblem of the dry forests of Madagasikara. In Malagasy, the baobab is called Reniala or Renala, literally “forest’s mother”. The famous Alley of the Baobabs near Morondava, among the main tourist attractions of Madagasikara, corresponds more for any experienced observer, to the back of the postcard: only the Baobabs have resisted human pressure, that is to say to bush fires. Unfortunately, this is what awaits the Malagasy dry forests if nothing is done to reverse the trend.
Each sponsorship funds our 3 main actions: Planting, Teaching, Generating revenues. We ourselves have already planted 2.000 baobabs in the experimental phase of the program. It is this phase of experimentation that allowed us to establish the price of the sponsoring of a baby baobab.
5€ or 6$*
*5 euros or 6 US dollars for the sponsorship of a baobab, from nursery to adulthood.
Sponsor one or more baobabs and offer baobabs, as an original gift to your loved ones and contribute to our program over 3 years (until the tree reaches adulthood).
You will receive in exchange a certificate mentionning your name and the number of baby baobabs you have sponsored.
SPONSOR BABY BAOBABS AND GIVE SOME BABY BAOBABS TO YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS TO TAKE TOGETHER CARE FOR THE LARGEST BAOBABS’ DRY FOREST ! ADOPT A BABY BAOBAB NOW AND CONTRIBUTE TO PRESERVE A MAJESTIC FOREST !