Anjahankely Tree Nursery

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Anjahankely Tree Nursery is a tree planting initiative set up to protect and preserve the environment and its wildlife in the Andrafiamena-Andavakoera Protected Area of north Madagascar.

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The tree nursery which plants approximately 30,000 trees p/year is located in the village of Anjahankely and fulfils an essential role in protecting the nearby lemur habitat.

Trees planted include the endemic Schizolaena viscola species which with its yellow flowers between May and December is a lemur food source. Breanadia salicina and Intsia trees are planted at river sources to protect the waterways while Albizia lebeck is planted to improve the forage for grazing livestock.

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Additionally, various palms and Dracaena trees are planted for decoration purposes at and around Black Lemur Camp. The camp, which supports the tree nursery since it was established in 2008, employs staff mostly from Anjahankely and nearby villages which supports the livelihoods of the villagers and inspires a culture of preservation that profits from the forest's protection rather than its destruction.

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A visit to the tree nursery combined with a stay at Black Lemur Camp will indirectly help save the critically endangered black lemur species as well as improve the standard of living in the villages in the area.

For further information, donations or visits, contact:

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Prisca Olinirina NANJARISOA
Botanist & Taxonomist
Diplome dEdudes Apprfondies (DEA) en Biologie et Ecologie Vegetale - Faculte des Sciences - University de Antananarivo
Anjahankely Tree Nursery

Tel: +261 (0)34 48 975 05

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