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Grow a Baobab at Home

to help us to Restore Forests!

Over 100,000 hectares of these forests, and the rare plants and animals in them, disappear to logging every year In Madagascar.
To reverse this dramatic decline, we at Vakanala, a non-profit organization, have established a large nursery in the Madagascan village of Iantoha, which allows us to plant more than 20,000 trees just this year, but we can't do it alone. To support us, we are offering seeds of a Madagascan baobab tree (Adansonia za) for you to plant at home. The funds raised here will go directly reforestation program to help us grow year over year. Each seed purchased helps fund the planting of two new trees.
already 26052 Trees sponsored
Madagascar, the Great Island

Madagascar, the Great Island

a real Continent-Island at south-east Africa

Located 400 km off the African east coast in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar is an island unique in the world, which has many facets

An Exceptional Biodiversity

An Exceptional Biodiversity

a unique sanctuary in the world

Lemurs, orchids, chameleons, baobabs : Madagascar has a unique flora and fauna that exist nowhere else.

Rural Development

Rural Development

the challenge of rapid and sustainable development

With a population of more than 80% rural, and an average salary of about $45, Madagascar is among the poorest countries in the world

Primary Forest in Danger

Primary Forest in Danger

Each year, 100 000 hectares. forests are disappearing in Madagascar

Shifting cultivation, trafficking of precious woods, coal making, human activities threaten the unique and ancient forests of the Island Red


   Welcome to the website of our NGO, whose name, "Vakanala" means " Pearls of Forest" in Malagasy. Indeed, Vakanala, young non-governmental organization, has set a goal to preserve the many little fragments of primary forests of Madagascar.

   These fragments, the last remnants of natural forests which covered the Red Island before our era, are of paramount importance : it is first real sanctuary for the unique biodiversity of Madagascar, which it is a last refuge, but it is also a natural resource vital to the survival of rural communities to which they provide many services, natural raw materials, natural storage of rainwater, soil fertility, fight against desertification, and many others.


Tortues de Madagascar, le trafic continue et menace d'...

| Wed 10/10/2012
559 tortues ont été interceptées ce lundi 8 octobre a l'Aéroport d'Ivato, (...)

In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty...

| Sat 23/10/2010
Climate Change is Water Change - water is the primary medium through which (...)

A sneak peek at Lac Alaotra and beyond

| Tue 19/10/2010
Madagascar's largest lake is located in the Northern Central Plateau in the (...)


| Fri 15/10/2010
Blog Action Day was born in 2007, following the initiatives of founders Collis (...)

Une Toile d'araignée gigantesque concue avec le matériel...

| Fri 17/09/2010
Une nouvelle espèce d'araignée vient d'être découverte à  Madagascar. Elle (...)

L'une des 25 primates les plus en danger au monde: moi le...

| Sun 05/09/2010
Je suis le Lépilemur Nordique (Lepilemur septentrionalis), une espèce de (...)

Malagasy Geckos play Peek a boo !

| Sat 04/09/2010
It was a hot December day during a trip to Diego Suarez (North of Madagascar), (...)

VAKANALA BlogDay2010

| Tue 31/08/2010
Le 31 aoà»t est depuis quatre ans synonyme de journée du blog.L'ONG Vakanala (...)

Tarzan à  la rescousse des fragments de forêt de Madagascar

| Tue 31/08/2010
Un caméléon nomméscientifiquement "Tarzan" a étérécemment découvert dans la (...)

Could Madagascar's biodiversity survive without...

| Sat 28/08/2010
Madagascar endlessly experiences the result of an environment in pain; it aches (...)


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