News & Blog – April 2020

Hope for baobab on the brink as thousands of trees are planted in Madagascar

Posted on by Sarah Pocock

  Even giant trees begin their life as humble seeds. Seeds – perfectly adapted packages containing all the requirements to kick-start a plant’s journey in the world – can be fussy. Although many will simply spring to life days after being sown, others are not so cooperative. For some species, including the critically endangered Perrier’s…

Collaborative project reveals high threat for Malagasy dry forest trees

Posted on by Emily Beech

  The Red List of Dry Forest Trees of Madagascar reveals that more than half of the dry forest tree species in Madagascar are threatened with extinction. The dry forest, concentrated in the west and the south of the island, is one of Madagascar’s unique ecosystems and covers over 20% of the country. Exploitation and…