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CONSERVATION

The Antsokay Arboretum is fully committed to the conservation of plants from south-western Madagascar and is working in close collaboration with many institutions dedicated to plants conservation, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, WWF and CEPF

 

Today after more than 25 years of hard work, the Arboretum offers a densely kept selection of flora to the visitor, presenting a typical sub-arid spiny thicket with canopy of baobab trees towering over the smaller plants. There is a botanic garden of four hectares open to the public, which comprises a selection of plants from the soutwest of Madagascar, and over 900 species of plants on display amongst which can be found a number of endangered species. 90% of the collection is endemic to the region and 80% have medicinal value. The living plants collection of the arboretum is mainly composed by succulent species, dominated by the Euphorbiaceae and Didiereaceae families.

 

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