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Madagascar Ankarafantsika Reforestation

What is Carbon Removal?

Carbon removal is the elimination of existing carbon emissions from the atmosphere. Trees are without a doubt the best carbon removal technology in the world. When they perform photosynthesis, they pull carbon dioxide out of the air, bind it up in sugar, and release oxygen. Trees use sugar to build wood, branches, and roots. Wood is an incredible carbon sink because it is mostly made of carbon (about 50%), it lasts for years as a standing tree, and takes years to break down after the tree dies. While trees mainly store carbon, they also release some carbon, such as when their leaves decompose, or their roots burn sugar to capture nutrients and water.

About this Project


Located in the Mahajanga region of Madagascar, the Ankarafantsika 3 planting site comprises 825 hectares of dry deciduous forest within Ankarafantsika National Park. The landscape, a mosaic of dry forests and savannahs, provides essential habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

Project Outcome

The primary causes of forest degradation at Ankarafantsika 3 are human driven extraction for charcoal production and land clearing for agriculture. Much of this site has been severely degraded. However, healthy, old-growth forest remains nearby, making this a critical area for restoration and protection.

Fact File

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 Local population of more that 460 people

🌱 4 different tree species planted on the site, including Baobab and Jack Trees

🦅 Provides habitat for local wildlife, including the Madagascar Fish Eagle, a large bird of prey

Partnership & Certification

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Our Impact to Date

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SDG Contributions

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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