Blog by MBP Reforestation Supervisor, Samantha Ambler Here at KAFS we have started collecting the seedlings needed for the Arbor Day planting on Friday 29th April. We are collecting 2500 seedlings from Monday to Thursday to transport them to the planting sites, as well as organizing the delivery of compost. We are busy preparing and organizing with labor and our reforestation team the seedlings needed. Here are some photographs of the team collecting the seedlings … Read More
Check out this time-lapsed video of the construction materials being brought in for the new nurseries. Each photo was taken every 60 seconds over the course of about an hour and a half. This video shows all the hard work we are doing out in Madagascar to improve the reforestation efforts. Special thanks to SOS – Save Our Species for funding these materials. ENJOY!
Our innovative community-based reforestation project in Kianjavato, Madagascar has an objective to protect and expand the local forests while raising the standard of living for thousands of people. We have been able to make major progress on expanding our system of tree nurseries. The latest advancements are due to the hard work of our partners and staff, along with support from IUCN’s SOS – Save Our Species initiative and its partner, Fondation Segré’s Funding for … Read More
Besides all the other amazing things the MBP does in Madagascar, we have recently built aquaponic units in the MBP head office (in Tana) as well as in the Lavavolo nursery. I am including some of the recent construction pictures and a very short video of the Paratilapia acquired! Here is an email the accompanied the video from our “very flowerful” Dr. Frasier. If you know her, you know she has an enjoyable way … Read More
For MBP to reach its lofty goal of planting a million trees in the Kianjavato landscape, we’ve been ramping up our activities in a number of important ways. MBP and the Kianjavato community designated numerous sites for the tree satellite nurseries. MBP also hired local residents to assist with the project, such as participating the lemur monitoring program and also collect seed-ladened lemur fecal samples. Not only do these samples provide the source material for … Read More
Over the last 50 years, the rainforests of Kianjavato in southeastern Madagascar have been carved away to expand agricultural land and provide firewood and lumber to communitymembers, leaving behind pockets of fragmented forests. These unprotected forests are inhabited by amphibians, lemurs, chameleons, insects, carnivores and flora unlike anywhere else. Two critically endangered lemurs, the greater bamboo lemur and the black and white ruffed lemur, also reside in these forests of Kianjavato. To protect this amazing … Read More