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Interview with a mangrove guide

Bonjour Mr, Comment vous vous appelez? Mon nom est PHILEMON Eugene. Est-ce-que vous pouvez dire, qui êtes-vous? J’ai 53 ans, J’habite à Ambondrolava, je travaille actuellement à l’ONG Honko. Je viens d’Ambondrolava   Avant de travailler à l’ONG Honko, quelle … Continue reading

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Propagule Pages: Mmmmmangrove apples

Species: Sonneratia alba Common names: Mangrove apple, Songery Size: Generally up-to 25m tall; at Honko up-to approximately 7m. Features: Large, ridged, conical pneumatophores, flowers of many extended white stamens. Local uses: Masts for local vezo peoples’ boats (Pirogues) The mangrove … Continue reading

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Propagule Pages: The red mangrove

Species: Rhizophora mucronata Common names: Red Mangrove, Tanga-lahy Size: Generally up-to 25m tall; at Honko up-to approximately 7m. Features: Prominent arching prop roots, very long propagules Local uses: Building and firewood This is one of the seven species of mangrove … Continue reading

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