Protecting Wildlife at Madagascar’s Nature Center

Orange bird with blue eyes sitting on a branch

When you support Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden), your donation goes far beyond planting trees and alleviating extreme poverty. You are also helping restore wildlife habitats in nations around the world!

When areas are deforested, wildlife like chameleons are forced to relocate and often face extinction. Eden is taking action to protect and restore natural habitats by employing over 21,000 people living in extreme poverty to produce, plant, and guard to maturity millions of trees every month across Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, Nepal, Indonesia, Central America, and Haiti. In 2018, Eden opened a Nature Center in Madagascar to expand one of the last green spaces in Mahajanga, rehabilitate wildlife, and engage the community in conservation efforts.

Chameleon within Madagascar

Reforestation: At the Nature Center, one of the main focuses is planting a wide variety of native tree species that Eden plants throughout Madagascar. Creating this forest gallery allows Eden employees to research tree growth patterns and life cycles to understand better how these trees will grow at planting sites.

Wildlife Conservation: Eden employees safely retrieve species in danger due to smuggling, poaching, injuries, and more. These animals are brought back to the Nature Center to be nursed back to health and protected from further harm. The wildlife are then released either back into their natural habitat or within the Nature Center’s forest to continue wildlife conservation. Some animal species at the Nature Center include frogs, lemurs, snakes, chameleons, turtles, iguanas, and even spiders!

Community Engagement: Another goal of the Nature Center is to provide community access to learn about the role wildlife plays in our global ecosystem. A library, research center, and guided tours are available for local students and the community.

Restoring and protecting forests has positive benefits for wildlife within and around project sites we reforest. As forests are restored, wildlife can return to their natural habitat and ecosystems can continue to thrive. To join us in restoring wildlife habitats, donate now.