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Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

The Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar is a dirt road from Morondava to Belon’i Tsiribihina. A certain section of this road is lined with over a dozen of these huge baobab trees. These trees can live for over 800 years. At one time the trees were part of a dense forest but as the land was cleared for agriculture, only the baobabs were left. The trees instead, now tower drastically over small shrubbery and attract tourist from all over the world. Recent deforestation has led to conservation attempts to protect the trees but despite its popularity there is no national park, gates, entrances fees or income provided to the locals. So include it in your travels to Madagascar and find out if there is anyway you can help save these beautiful giants!

First and Second Photos by: Taishi.M

Third Photo by:  Louise Jasper

Fourth Photo by: jw234 (sourced)



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    i just love these trees!
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    Baobabs exist?! I thought they did only in The Little Prince! xD
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    So beautiful!
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    They are so beautiful.
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