Our largest project with over 20 million trees planted so far.
Waiting to be planted
One of the poorest countries in the world, Madagascar has faced a drastic change within its forest system over the past several decades. Due to extreme poverty, many villagers have been compelled to cut down entire forests to use as fuel, wood for construction, or to clear land for agriculture. Only four decades ago, Madagascar’s coastal estuaries were covered in healthy mangrove trees numbering in the billions.
tentree is working closely with our reforestation partner to replenish the mangrove trees along the west coast estuaries. We are committed to planting hundreds of thousands of mangrove trees at the Mahabana Estuary, 65 kilometres south of the port city of Mahajunga. This area is known for its complex ecosystem, including hundreds of meandering mangrove channels.
Throughout the project, local workers have become much more skilled and self-sufficient. Many can afford to send their children to the new school in Mahabana, and are finally able to pay for healthier food, decent clothes, and affordable healthcare.
Eden Reforestation projects reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year