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1814 La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
Tackling forests’ massive destruction in Madagascar side by side with local communities
Specializing in reforestation, agroforestry and the restoration of biodiversity, EcoFormation designs and carries out projects for sustainable development in the interest and with the local communities. The island’s natural resources have been extremely exploited since 1950. Excessively exported, the endemic wood species, such as teak and rosewood tree, have been victim of over exploitation. Numbers showing this horrifying evolution: in 1952 the island’s forest cover was of 87%, nowadays it only represents 8%… The dizziness is harmful as well as for the endemic species and the autochthones whom food security is threaten. Dryness, lack of water and illnesses generated by deforestation also perturb the social balance. This is how re-establishing a sustainable habitat is mostly necessary for human to be able to live in harmony with nature and to take sustainable care of it. It’s with this in mind that the EcoFormation Foundation created a training centre for forester engineers, aiming to train local people and raise awareness among deforestation consequences.