In Madagascar, the ‘human/wildlife conflict’ is one that is oh-so-relevant and not something we can ignore. After a young orphan was caught burning newly planted forest in Kianjavato, the teams were faced with the aftermath and how to handle the situation.
Everyone Meet Edyta! Everyone meet new volunteer, Edyta! Originally from Poland, Edyta has traveled ALL the WAY from Sweden to help us out! We are very fortunate to have her help us out, especially in a time like now, when we are short on volunteers. Edyta is very interested in biodiversity and can’t wait to learn about our large-scale reforestation project in Kianjavato. Her motivation and determination are exactly what the MBP needs and we are thrilled … Read More
We are excited to introduce another new volunteer, Daan! He will be joining the reforestation team once he arrives in Madagascar. Check out his intro blog below and get to know a little bit more about him! “Hi, my name is Daan, I am 21 years old and I am from the Netherlands. Just recently, I finished a Bachelor in Biology with a major in Human and Animal Health and a minor in Plant Biotechnology at … Read More
Please welcome the MBP’s newest volunteer, Will! He is going to be working with the reforestation team in Kianjavato. We are happy to have him on board 🙂 Intro Bio: Hello team MBP! Will Lister here giving a late introductory blog, in September I shall be joining the reforestation team. Originally from Bristol in the UK I am part way through my Bsc Hons in Wildlife Conservation at Liverpool JMU University. Prior to … Read More
Meet our newest MBP Volunteer, Katherine! She will be joining the Reforestation Team. Intro Bio: “Hello! My name is Katherine Day and I’m a 22 year old outdoor enthusiast. I’m a recent graduate of the “miracle class” from Sweet Briar College and during my four years there I accomplished not only receiving a biology degree but also a psychology degree all amidst the chaos of last year’s attempted closing. I’m from a … Read More
Arbor Day Celebration Parade! This video captures the excitement and true celebration of the holiday. Thanks again Arbor Day Foundation, SOS- Save our Species and Conservation Fusion for making this day a success! “SOS – Save Our Species is a joint initiative of IUCN, the Global Environment Facility and the World Bank and supported by other donors. Its objective is to ensure the long-term survival of threatened species and their habitats.”
Here is a video of one of our MBP employees, Dadalioka, explaining the importance of reforestation and the impact that the MBP and the Arbor Day Foundation have made on their community. ENJOY!
Blog by Reforestation Supervisor, Samantha Ambler Here at the Kianjavato Field site, we are on our way to becoming sustainable through installing solar panels for electricity, wells for drinking and cleaning water, using rocket stoves to cook and now even having our own chickens for eggs and turkeys for meat. In late 2015, a garden was constructed to produce our own fruit and vegetables with the addition of banana trees around the walkway. Through … Read More
We are excited to announce our Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration this Friday! The MBP has teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation this year with the goal of planting over 10,000 trees in Madagascar on Arbor Day. This will be the FIRST TIME that Arbor Day has ever been celebrated in Madagascar. We are involving the whole community and have also teamed up Conservation Fusion with to include the children! We will keep you all updated … Read More