Forests are the origin of the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat or even the drugs we use to look after ourselves. By providing us with those essential elements for our existence, forests play a central role that is unfortunately often neglected. This is the reason why, this year 2017, the Foundation for the Protected Areas and the Biodiversity of Madagascar joined the celebration of the International Day of Forests held in Tulear.
An awareness campaign on the essential role played by forests took place during these two days. There was also a half day of mangrove reforestation.
Protecting forests means preserving our life. That is the reason why FAPBM acts to perpetuate the conservation by financing the protection of around 3 million hectares of protected areas spread over 31 sites.