Drought relief: Mahabo region, Madagascar
For more than 25 years, the Garden has worked to discover and conserve the plants of Madagascar. Today, our partners in the region need your help. Please make a gift to support drought relief efforts and to relieve food and water scarcity in the Mahabo region.
The Agnalaza Forest is one of many areas in Madagascar where significant conservation efforts have been made by the Garden. More than 100 Garden staff members live permanently in the country, working with local communities like the Mahabo-Mananivo Commune to protect rare plants, restore forests, and improve the quality of life for our neighbors in the area.
The Mahabo region is under severe drought, leading to crop shortages and water scarcity. People wait in lines all day for scarce well water. As the rains return, the region will be susceptible to floods and washouts.
Together with other international partners, the Missouri Botanical Garden is working to help secure funds and additional resources to help the people of the region. Your donations will be put to use immediately to alleviate the food and water scarcity and reduce the effects of this drought.
Gifts to support this effort are fully tax-deductible.
Click here to learn more about the Garden's work in Madagascar.