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