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Visiting Kalamboro and Mahabana mangrove sites

We have been preparing to start its newest project in Haiti—restoring mangrove forests. In preparation, we sent Agroforestry Manager, Craig Erickson, and International Operations Director, Sehr Ali, to Madagascar where planting mangroves has been a great success. On the trip, they learned how to start and manage mangrove planting sites.

While in Madagascar, Craig and Sehr visited many of the project sites, including the dry deciduous nurseries. But it was in Kalamboro and Mahabana where they experienced the mangrove magic.

What an incredible experience. Both sites are so different and unique in their own ways. We went out to the sites and learned about the different mangrove species and propagules. We also saw sites that were 10 years old and some that were just a month old. – Sehr Ali

When planting mangroves, our leaders take into account all the natural circumstances that may prevent the growth of the new trees. These crabs in Mahabana have become a big issue because they like to eat the newly planted propagules. Without preventing nature from running its course, employees plant with higher density to make up for the loss of those that will be eaten by the crabs.

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