Category Reforestation

Hike in Mitsinjo’s forest

Up and down we go, between trees and bushes and through dense vegetation. In some places, our guides have to use sharp machetes to open the way. We are walking in Mitsinjo Park, but this is not an ordinary tourist hike. A group of project coordinators and Mitsinjo’s forest experts is mapping out sites that […]

The two week project trip to Madagascar was exciting and educating

Anna Ikonen, a master’s student in Development Studies at the University of Helsinki, volunteered with the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation and Association Mitsinjo for 1,5 months in 2015. She participated in the project’s monitoring trip, collected data for her Master’s Thesis and assisted Mitsinjo’s work in Andasibe. I did not really know what to […]

Strengthening partnership through South-North volunteering

My name is Youssouf. I’m from Andasibe, a village situated in eastern Madagascar, 140 km away from the capital Antananarivo. I’m the vice president of a small non-governmental organisation called Mitsinjo. Mitsonjo works with local people around Andasibe. Our mission is to integrate biodiversity conservation with rural development. I work in our forest restoration project […]

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 […]

Thousands of tree seedlings growing in Mitsinjo’s tree nurseries

In the end of October we – meaning the Finnish and Malagasy project team accompanied by two journalist guests – visited the very impressive tree nursery of Association Mitsinjo in Andasibe. For most of us it was the first time to see the site. Mitsinjo has had a reforestation project as part of project Manondroala […]