Oldest island in the world
For almost 88 million years, the island of Madagascar has stood off the coast of Southeast Africa. From the tropical humid and dry forests of the interior. Home to ring-tailed lemurs. To the mangrove ecosystems along the coast. The island is home to some of the most unusual and delicate ecosystems on Earth. Now for the first time, through our Trekker Loan partnership with conservation organization Blue Ventures and the Department of Water and Forests: University of Antananarivo. The Madagascar Ministry of Culture. And Madagascar National Parks. You can take a virtual journey to Madagascar with Street View in Google Maps.
Walking along the avenues of Western Madagascar, you’ll notice a stand of Baobab trees. Against the clear skies, these unusual trees look almost unfinished, with thick trunks and sparse canopies.