When protecting forest you protect a whole community
A volunteering experience to enjoy Madagascar’s nature and to dedicate yourself to protecting the coexistence of social development and environmental conservation. In Ambositra district, LOTO works with TSIRYPARMA, a non-profit organization aiming to protect forests and to promote research methods, resources’ sustainable management and activities to guarantee salaries to local people.
Thanks to this project, you will interact daily with Nicola, the local coordinator, and his family. Nicola has been working there for years, to create a conservation method which can respect and give value to local needs. To fight against deforestation, Tsiryparma promote sustainable agriculture’s activities, such as the graftage of small vanilla and coffee plants, which help forests to grow and local people to earn more money.
Curiosity: in its forests, Madagascar hosts more than 5% of the species living in the world, but because of illegal activities, deforestation and valuable wood’s trade, biodiversity is more and more endangered. Thanks to Tsiryparma, forests in Vohidahy valleys have a future, with new vanilla and coffee plants and the natural growth of endemic species.
To join the project, write us by filling in the form below.