Back from the Ashes

Youth in Madagascar are restoring forests after years of burning

Aug 11, 2020 · 5 min read
A youth group in western Madagascar is leading the charge to protect and reforest the threatened Menabe dry forests. / USAID

Just a single, sandy road knits together three ecological treasures along the west coast of Madagascar.

Take the road north from the mangrove-fringed coastal city of Morondava and you’ll discover the towering Avenue of the Baobabs. Head farther north, and you’ll find the fortress of limestone…