In Madagascar, the NGO GRET is working with locals to preserve and restore biodiversity on Nosy Boraha. Check out this great project!
As from June 8th 2020, 100% of mini-donations received via the ARRONDI en caisse operation will go to the NGOs project to “Preserve the rainforests on Nosy Boraha island” supported by the Maisons du Monde Foundation.
Focus on the GRET project
Boasting 2,954 hectares of remarkable forests and 450 hectares of mangroves, Nosy Boraha has been listed as a top-priority site for protection by the state of Madagascar. Tourism and intensive human activity especially has undermined forests, the coastline and marine ecosystems.
To restore these ecosystems, GRET set up a project with local residents in 2016, to help with reforestation and to protect forests and mangroves, supported by the Maisons du Monde Foundation. A core feature underpinning this project is the creation of viable jobs that do not exploit the environment. And going yet further, steps have also been taken to create a Natural, Protected Area to safeguard the 260 remarkable species listed on the island!
Funds raised via the ARRONDI en caisse operation will help to:
- Improve knowledge of wildlife biodiversity in Nosy Boraha forests, in order to protect and restore them
- Obtain Natural Protected Area status
- Reinforce capacity for the Protected Area’s future governance body (made up of local residents)
- Improve the local economy by developing agro-ecology, tree nurseries for reforestation etc.