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Madagascar 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


Madagascar has one of the most diverse forest ecosystems in the world and used to be a haven for global biodiversity. Unfortunately, the island is currently suffering from critical habitat loss, affecting its unique endemic species. The mangrove estuaries along the coastline have been decimated, causing mudflats to wash into the ocean, ruining prosperous fisheries, and making coastal communities more susceptible to hurricanes, tsunamis, and floods. Additionally, deforestation in its dry deciduous forests poses a grave threat to local biodiversity. Since human arrival, over 90% of Madagascar's forests have been lost, leading to species displacement and considerable water quality degradation.

Project Outcome

Furthr, in collaboration with Eden Reforestation Projects, is taking steps to restore the ecological balance on the island. We aim to plant trees across various coastal mangrove and dry deciduous sites in the island's northwest region. Mangrove forests are crucial for these ecosystems as they stabilize the soil and coastline, deter erosion, and provide a natural barrier between the ocean and land.

Fact File

🌲 46 project sites in the north of the island, including inland forests and seashore mangroves

🐦 75% of the wildlife protected by the reforestation are native and unique to Madagascar

💼 Local employment for those living in poverty

Partnership & Certification

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Our Impact to Date

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Project Location Area

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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