The team of Madagasikara Voakajy has taken the initiative to conserve the Baobab species called "Bozibe" in the North. It is one of Madagascar's endemic species under the scientific name “Baobab Adansonia Perrieri”. It is located in the DIANA and SAVA regions, particularly in the protected areas of Ankarana, Montagne d'Ambre, Loky Manambato, and outside of this zone. Madagasikara Voakajy's objective is to change its status from critically endangered to endangered and conserve it in its natural habitat.


In 2013, 99 Bozibe individuals were recorded according to the research results of a French researcher, Vieilledent Chislain. In 2023, there are approximately 195 individuals, following the conservation efforts initiated by Madagasikara Voakajy. The Baobab Adansonia Perrieri is characterized by its yellow petals. It blooms in November and December. They also coexist with animals such as bats and lemurs.

Its habitat is vulnerable due to land conversion to agricultural land and climate change. The absence of animals that facilitate its germination threatens this endemic species. According to the strategic plan of Madagasikara Voakajy, four pillars guide the association's mission, including research, restoration, engagement, and valorization. Three of these pillars are already applied to the conservation of the Baobab Adansonia Perrieri. Research on the germination of the species has been conducted by our team to increase the number of individuals of this species. The "engagement" pillar is implemented through the co-management of the Baobab Adansonia Perrieri with the local community.

Persuading park managers to consider this Baobab species as a target species for the conservation remains a challenge.

We would like to thank our partners, Fauna & Flora, Franklinine, National Geographic, Madagascar Nationals Parks, DREDD DIANA, DREDD SAVA and the local community.