Just off the coast of Africa, you’ll find the small island nation of Madagascar — home to critically endangered lemurs and other wildlife species found nowhere else on Earth. These animals live in the rain forests located on the eastern side of the island, but their habitat has been shrinking for decades due to rapid and uncontrolled deforestation.

The Arbor Day Foundation is working with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership — a unique program of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium — to reverse the destruction of forest habitat and bring endangered lemurs back from the brink of extinction.

See what we’re accomplishing.

Before working for the project, I could not afford food for my family, and now I can. I have been able to save money to repair my house, send my two kids to school, and support my mother… This project saved my family, and I’d like to continue working here for a long time.

–Anjarasoa Yvette, single mother and Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership employee

Photo by Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership

Become part of the solution.

Though our work in Madagascar is gaining momentum and beginning to make a real impact, it is critically important that we continue to plant trees. And we need your help to make that happen.

Your gift today will restore the rain forest, save endangered lemurs, and change lives.