Madagascar’s tourism drought could fuel another crisis – National Geographic

When disaster strikes here, Malagasy farmers tend to revert to slash-and-burn agriculture in the forests—torching trees to create ash fertilizer for the soil—while local fishers employ unsustainable methods on the coast. Another negative consequence of the pandemic is that visiting researchers and students, who provide practical and financial support to the island’s conservation efforts, can’t…

ME, MOI & ZA

Sasha of I AM: International Foundation, in Antalaha Madagascar. Downright powerful. Last month, I had the pleasure of having Sasha Sicurella visit me in Antalaha Madagascar. Her visit, presence, charisma and of course her contribution during her stay was an ultimate success with an ideal outcome that everyone will remember warmly. The ME, MOI &…

EARTH DAY 2017 IN ANTALAHA

We need to take care of our environment so that our environment can take care of our people. Earth Day is today, April 22nd and Antalaha needs our support more than ever since the passing of cyclone ENAWO last month. There is still much work and supplies needed to restore the entire C.A.L.A. leprosy villages and MACOLLINE, where…

Cyclone ENAWO Relief Effort

Click here for a montage of what we are facing in our CALA villages and at Macolline in Antalaha. BBC Report from March 11th 2017 Cyclone Enawo: Madagascar death toll rises to 38 (As of 17 March, over 80 deaths have been reported across the country, with many other people reported missing.) Another 180 people were…