Mission of the Missouri Botanical Garden



Discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.


Missouri Botanical Garden is a non-governmental, non-profit organization working in the field of research and nature conservation.

The island nation of Madagascar is one of the most important places on Earth for biodiversity conservation. Situated in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is home to a unique, diverse, and extremely threatened flora and fauna that have captured the attention of the international conservation community and fascinated biologists worldwide. With 13-14,000 native plant species, Read more...

The Missouri Botanical Garden has been active in Madagascar for nearly 47 years and has had a continuous in-country presence since 1983. The past two decades have, however, seen a remarkable expansion in both the scope of our activities and the size of our local staff as we have increasingly taken a proactive role in conservation. Read more...

Vision of the Missouri Botanical Garden – 2022


Madagascar Research and Conservation Program

Zero plant species has been lost.

We and our partners have conserved sustainably representative blocks of Madagascar’s most threatened ecosystems.

Ecological restoration has increased Madagascar Natural Capital.

Plants are equal to other groups for conservation plans.

Forest at Oronjia Protected Area

Forest at Analalava Special Reserve

Littoral forest at Pointe à Larrée Protected Area

Tapia forest on rocky mountain in Massif d’Ibity Protected Area

The only natural forest left in the district of Vangaindrano at Ankarabolava Agnakatrika Protected Area

Rare fragment of highland forest in Ankafobe Protected Area

Analavelona Protected Area with its sacred forest

Analalava forest, a rare fragment of low elevation humid forest

Subarid deciduous thicket on basalt at Vohidava Betsimalaho Protected Area

Low elevation humid forest at Ambalabe Protected Area

Training of students from the University of Toliara on the Installation of Permanent Monitoring Plot and the identification of a plant specimen

Training of technicians from Complexe Mahavavy Kinkony Protected Area on the Installation of Permanent Monitoring Plot and the identification of a plant specimen

Training of some conservation leaders

Training of students from IPSATA Antsirabe and technicians in Itremo

Forest rangers with few members of the association of local communities in Ankarabolava Agnakatrika Protected Areas

Villagers during a meeting to explain the meaning of each boundary in a Protected Area

Meeting with local authorities and local communities where people from forest service explained the roles of each stakeholders

Water young plants after planting

Young plants ready to be planted

Seeds collected in a dry forest

Plant Alluaudia ascendens, a species used by local people to make planks

Take soil sample for analysis

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