Tag Archives: Mangrove

Honko in time-lapse, by Anne

Three months can be a long time, when you think about going to another country, missing birthdays of your family and best friends or trying to pack clothes etc. for that time period. When you look back, three months can … Continue reading

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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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A mangrove adventure at Honko

My mangrove adventure is nearly at its end now; I have only four days left before leaving Honko and its people. I look back at a great journey, firstly it was an enlightening journey; I came here to gain some … Continue reading

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