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Honko works in partnership with coastal communities to help conserve the fragile mangrove ecosystem they live alongside, improve living standards and quality of life and instil a sense of awareness on the importance of a sustainable use practices.
Honko, in Malagasy, means mangrove. Honko Mangrove Conservation & Education was founded in 2008 to help the villages around Ambondrolava in SW Madagascar sustainably manage their mangrove resources and to investigate various alternative means of income for these communities. Our projects have included ecotourism, beekeeping, local women’s association for artisanal products, small-scale fish farming, environmental education, mangrove planting, alternative fuelwood plantations, and we are currently working to implement a Plan Vivo blue carbon project. Our Mangrove Information Center (MIC) in Ambondrolava serves as our headquarters, and is where we welcome visitors taking a guided mangrove tour on our boardwalk through the mangrove. Honko also hosts international and local students conducting research on topics in both the environmental and social sciences, and volunteers helping with research and community projects. For more information about Honko and our initiatives, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website, our Facebook page, or our blog where we post regular photos and updates on all of our current initiatives.
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