Where We Work
Madagascar is more than an island from an animated movie. It is a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Yet, more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and taking away the community’s ability to live off the land.
Eden launched its Madagascar project sites in 2007 by restoring mangrove estuaries in the northwest part 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 against harsh weather. What began as mangrove restoration and reforestation in 2007 grew to include a variety of native dry deciduous species in 2012.
Eden partners include two national park systems, which aim to reforest and revive natural habitats for endangered and endemic animal species.
- Mangrove reforestation and restoration projects
- Provide stability against erosion and improve ocean and coral reef health
- Over 2.7 million mangrove trees planted every month
Protected Natural Reserves/Parks
Ankarafantsika National Park
- Tropical dry deciduous forest and the home to eight species of endangered lemurs
- Dry deciduous projects to reforest land devastated by slash and burn practices
- Provide stability to the land and protect against erosion and flooding
- Restore and expand vital animal habitat