Category Eyes on Madagascar

Team behind the scenes – meet our staff

Development policy, project plans and objectives are important issues, but why not change the focus every now and then? We think it is time to pay attention to people who put the plans into practice and get things done in the field. So let us introduce to you two members of our local staff in […]

Documentary film opens up a window to Madagascar

A short documentary (a bit below 20 minutes) presenting the project is finally published! The film Coordinates of Deforestation explores the restoration and mapping work of Association Mitsinjo while presenting the amazing wildlife of Madagascar. The film was shot almost entirely in and around Andasibe area. The whole project crew would like to thank firstly […]

An unforgettable night out in the cloudforests of Madagascar

The cloudforests of the Ranomafana National Park in Eastern Madagascar are pitch black, and the warm drizzle is slowly soaking us. But evolutionary biologist Tuomas Aivelo from Helsinki University and his colleagues Herman Rafalinirina and Victor Rasendry stride boldly up a steep, narrow path. These unspoilt natural forests lie in a uniquely diverse area whose […]

Mad about Madagascar

Helsinki-based journalist Fran Weaver visited Madagascar in autumn 2012 to investigate Finnish-funded environmental and development projects including FANC’s Manondroala Project – and to fulfil his dream to see lemurs in the wild!  “Madagascar” is one of those places whose name immediately conjures up a sense of exoticism and unique natural beauty. So of course I […]