Malagasy baobab species

Baobab and conservation challenge in Madagascar

Baobab (Adansonia) species are representative of the high biodiversity and endemism rates that place Madagascar in the top three of the countries with the highest biodiversity in the world, yet these precious habitats are under increasing threats from degradation, climate change, and potentially unsustainable fruit harvesting. This is exacerbated by Madagascar’s high poverty rates – some of the highest in the world – where many have little choice but to engage in slash-and-burn agriculture.

The beautiful baobab flower (Razanamaro,2012). 


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over 1 year ago

Hi Onja, Thank you for sharing your insights on the Malagasy baobab species! Are you working on these species yourself? If so, perhaps you can add your post to the "Celebrating our work" room, so that other members can easily find it under this topic. You can do this by clicking on 'edit' below your post's picture banner, then select "Celebrating our work" under rooms and click save. Please also find our Contributor guidelines through the link below. Feel free to add any questions you may have in this comment section and once again, a warm welcome to our community! Best wishes, Thirza