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Blog by MBP Volunteer, Sam

The reforestation project at the field site in Kianjavato has grown into its 5th year now with ever increasing goals to achieve. Last year we managed to double the number of trees planted from 2013 and now in 2015, we will more than double the numbers from 2014. Also, 2 weeks previous, we reached a personal goal of planting over 7,000 trees in a single week. This progression throughout the years is an incredible achievement and this couldn’t have been achieved with the help of many organizations such as Arbor Day donating towards the NGO, but also the hard work of the Malagasy reforestation team which work extremely hard to sow seeds, fill pots, transplant trees and finally teach volunteers everything they need to know about the process of reforestation in such a degraded landscape. Their knowledge and skills are one of the most important aspects of why this reforestation project is excelling here in Kianjavato, as well as funding and the ambitious personality of Dr. Edward Louis, whom works extremely hard writing grant proposals and constant travelling to the MBP’s many sites to make sure that everyone has what they need to help these projects shine. This couldn’t have been achieved without his persistence and determination to help create this corridor between these two magnificent fragments of rainforest here in South-eastern Madagascar.